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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 ...
She hated him as she had hated him when he approached her before ; but as
she listened to him talking to Karlinahami , fear - the fear that she felt for unknown
evils - gradually crept upon her . She cried helplessly , and Punchirala smiled at ...
Punchi Menika would stand listening to them going over it again and again , hour
after hour . She listened in silence , and would then slip quietly away to wander in
the evening down the track towards Kamburupitiya . It was on the track that ...
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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