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gather in Silindu ' s compound to listen to one of her stories . They sat round the
one room or outside round the door , very still and silent , listening to her droning
voice as she squatted by the fire and stared out into the darkness . Outside lay ...
Babun sat there unable to begin , listening to the sounds of the women in the hut .
At last he said : Silindu , I have come to speak to you ... I want you to listen to me ,
Silindu , for there is much to say . I have watched the girl from the headman ' s ...
At first he would not listen to their entreaties and exhortations . At last , when he
was prevailed upon to believe ... He took some food for the first time , and sat
listening to the plans for the pilgrimage . It was decided that they should start on
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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