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The stories were either old tales which she had learnt from her mother , or were
stories usually about Buddha , which she had heard told by pilgrims round the
campfire on their way to pilgrimages , or in the madamas or pilgrims ' resting ...
You lie , ' said Karlinahami , roused for the moment by this abuse ; ' you lie ,
mother of dirt . Yesterday at this hour I saw your Podi Sinho here in the tank , pale
and shivering with fever , and pouring the cold tank water over himself . How
I was given that the devil might leave my father . Was the god disobeyed ? I was
given to you , you dog ; the devil has . flown ; the god heard us there at Beragama
; he will not allow you again to do evil . ' • Mother , mother , come out ! Listen to ...
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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