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time , and at last I heard far away the sound of a hoof upon a dry stick . “ Sister , " I
whispered , “ I hear a deer coming this way . " “ Yakko , have you no ears ? " she
said . " A long while now I have been listening to a herd | of wild pig coming ...
The devil remains ; the god has not heard us , nor driven him out . ' Be patient ,
mother . This fever is a hard thing to cure . Did I not tell you that even in the
hospital there is no medicine against it ? And it is hard for a man to find the lucky
Have you heard that he is dead ? ' . I have heard nothing . From whom could I
hear ? If you want to hear anything you must go to the prison . It will take you
many days — first to Kamburupitiya , and then west along the great road , three
days to ...
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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