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Then it was remembered that , three days before , the child had been carrying
some leaves when he met the deer and Hinnihami . The deer had gone up to the
child and tried to nibble the leaves , but the boy had snatched them away .
mark , but another followed , and struck with a thud upon the deer ' s side . He
bounded forward . Hinnihami cried out and ran towards him : at the sound of her
voice he stopped and looked round . A shower of stones fell about him : thin ...
As for the hanging , that is very foolish ; the judge must be a foolish man , but I do
not think it will hurt you . Remember it is not for the killing of the two men , but for
the previous birth . Then there comes hell . You must have killed many deer and ...
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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