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ing he was well : then Silindu cast the evil eye upon him as he passed our door ,
and in the evening he was dead . They wither our chil . dren that their own may
thrive . ' You lie , ' said Karlinahami , roused for the moment by this abuse ; ' you ...
He is dead , lying there on the track . Then I went back to the village and shot the
Mudalali in the belly through the stile . He was not dead then , but I looked over
and saw the blood coming fast from the belly low down . He must be dead now .
he was here , but he is dead . He died two months back . ' The jail guard
expected to hear the shrill cry and the beating of the breast , the signs of a
woman ' s mourning . Punchi Menika astonished him by walking slowly away to
the shade ...
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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