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perhaps there is a way . Let me think . Do you know the village of Beragama ? '
No , vederala , no . I have heard of it , but I do not know it . ' Well , it lies over there
to the east , five days ' journey through the jungle , beyond Maha Potana and the
Perhaps if your brother makes a vow to the Beragama deviyo , and goes to the
great festival , the devil will be driven out by the god . You and the girl might take
him there ; and perhaps I will go too , for I have made a vow myself . Karlinahami
To - morrow , perhaps , to - morrow . Surely you have me here safe , and can do
with me what you like to - morrow . ' The Ratemahatmaya was a self - important ,
fussy little man ; he was also timid , and not fond of taking responsibilities .
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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