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So the Lord Buddha sat and mended the torn clothes and pillows ; and in the
evening Amara Devi came back from the fields carrying a bundle of firewood on
her head , and a sheaf of jungle leaves in the folds of her cloth . And Buddha
lived in ...
there - under that maiyilittan - tree , head down , very still . 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 ...
The old man turned his head very slowly and looked up at the prison . The sun
beat down upon his face , which seemed to have been battered and pinched and
folded and lined by age and misery . His eyes wandered from the prison to one of
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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