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At another time they saw a man , naked except for a dirty loin cloth , his long hair
hanging about his face , and a great halo of Aowers and branches upon his head
; thirty or forty great iron hooks had been put through the skin of his back ; to ...
There has come into the holy man ' s mind another man , his face marked with
scars , and one - eyed . He is a vederala , very skilled in charms . You have not
told why the one - eyed man is angry , but the holy man knows because of his ...
There was no surprise or interest in his face , when he saw that it was Silindu . A
great change had come over him in the short time during which he had been in
prison . His skin , a sickly yellow colour , seemed to have shrunk with the flesh
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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