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Then Amara Devi offered the Buddha kunji to drink, and he accepted it, and he
thought to himself, "If the maiden gives me the kunji without first washing the pot, I
will leave her at once." But Amara Devi washed the pot first, and then gave the ...
At the end of three days he gave her half a seer1 of rice, and said, " Amara Devi,
cook for me kunji, boiled rice, and cakes." She never thought to say, " How can I
cook so much out of half a seer of rice ?" but was ready to do as she was told.
To whom did we run in the compound, Hinnihami and I □? What father was like
you in the village ? Must I forget all that now, and sit alone in another's compound
begging a little kunji and a handful of kurakkan ? No, no ! I cannot stay here.
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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
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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