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Punchirala looked at Hinnihami and smiled . It is well , ' he said . Silindu turned ,
and ... Hinnihami was left standing by the vederala , her arms hanging limply by
her side , her eyes looking on the ground . CHAPTER VI It became clear on the ...
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
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 cocoanuttrees 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