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Leonard Woolf. 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.
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 about your daughter
Punchi Menika.' Silindu remained quite still : he apparently had not heard. Babun
At first he would not listen to their entreaties and exhortations. At last, when he
was prevailed upon to believe that it was Punchirala himself who had suggested
the remedy, some spirit to fight for life seemed to creep into him. He took some ...
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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