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They stopped for a moment and looked at one another. Karlinahami touched
Silindu on the arm. He took Hinnihami by the hand and went up to Punchirala.
His eyes seemed to be fixed upon something far away beyond Punchirala ; he
He was watching a group of prisoners, in their blue and white striped prison
clothes ; they all looked almost exactly alike. They were quite near the gate of his
cell, filling the bathing - trough with water. Suddenly in one of them he recognized
She looked at the old man sitting among the five starved cows. He reminded her
a little of Silindu ; he sat so motionless, staring at a group of cocoanut- trees that
lay around the bottom of the hill. He was as thin as the cattle which he watched ...
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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