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Come with me out of the path into the thick jungle. Last night I could not sleep for
thinking of you. So I came in the early morning along the path to meet you on
your way from the chena. I cannot sleep, Punchi Menika, for thinking of you.
And Amara Devi answered, " Go by this path until you come to a boutique where
they sell balls of rice and sugar ; go on until you come to another where they sell
kunji. From there you will see a flamboyant- tree in full blossom. At that tree take ...
I am always on the path — to-morrow I shall leave this village — from village to
village, from town to town, and from jungle to jungle. I see many different men on
the path. Strange men, and they do strange things. Thieving, stabbing, killing ...
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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