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There are people who will tell you that they have no fear of the jungle , that they
know it as well as the streets of Maha Nuwara or their own compounds . Such
people are either liars and boasters , or they are fools , without understanding or
And behind the fear is always the hunger and the thirst , and behind the hunger
and the thirst fear again . The herd of deer must come down to drink at the water -
hole . They come down driven by their thirst , very silently through the deep ...
When the end was close upon her a great black shadow glided into the doorway .
Two little eyes twinkled at her steadily , two immense white tusks curled up
gleaming against the darkness . She sat up , fear came upon her , the fear of the
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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