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O that he would take my daughter to his house . " But there are no women for you
here . They are all sickly ... His sons and daughters are married now in that
village , and have children . They are rich : it is a good village : rain falls there ,
There is a woman , this Punchi Menika , the daughter of Silindu . I am going to
take her to live with me . ' Babehami looked at his brother - in - law , his little eyes
moving restlessly in astonishment and anger . Nanchohami threw up her hands ...
Then I came down from the rock and stood by her and said , “ Mother , the
daughter at home this night bore a child . I will take this one too to her , and she
will give it the breast . ” Then she stretched out her head , and she cried out again
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - kaitanya64 - LibraryThing
Set in colonial Ceylon, this novel is vivid and readable. While the author clearly illustrates a particular culture and time, that of a rural family in the "dry" forest area, where life is ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
Dear me but this is a depressing book. Everything that can go wrong does go wrong for the main characters. Written from the point of view of impoverished, uneducated jungle dwellers in Sri Lanka by ... Read full review