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He was a fool, yes, a fool ; he knew that ; but how can a man know how to walk
surrounded by all the snares of evil and disaster ? A man may wash himself
clean of oil, but however much he rubs himself he will never rub off fate. And then
And the hunter — fool, fool — crept after him through the undergrowth : there was
no track then. Ah, it was thick then : he could not see anything but the shrubs and
thorns ; he did not see the red eyes behind him nor the great head down.
Three months, you fool ? Is a chena crop like ninety days' rice ? ' * Fool ? Who is
a fool ? ' 'Hold your tongue! Hold your tongue ! At any rate, it was before the New
Year, and it's already six months since the New Year.' ' Aiyo ! Six months since ...
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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