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THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE was CHAPTER I The village was called
Beddagama , which means the village in the jungle . It lay in the low country or
plains , midway between the sea and the great mountains which seem , far away
to the ...
He never returned to the village again , and months afterwards in thick jungle I
found his bones scattered upon the ground , beneath some thorn - bushes ,
gnawed by the wild pig and the jackal , and crushed and broken by the trampling
by his side , Silindu used to take them out with him into the jungle . The villagers
were astonished and shocked , but Silindu went his own way . He showed them
the water - holes upon the rocks ; the thick jungle where the elephant hides ...
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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