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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 children that their own may
thrive.' ' You lie,' said Karlinahami, roused for the moment by this abuse ; ' you lie,
I did not want the evil eye and a worker of evil to bring misfortune on my house.
My mother knows, for she ... Only because of my knowledge of charms was I able
to keep away the evil with which she threatened me. And then comes this deer ...
Always evil -there. No peace, no rest — it was rest I wanted. It is true, father, I
have seen it, it is the punishment for their sins. And always evil for me too, there ;
hunger always and trouble always. You should have shown me this path of yours
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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