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They reached the prison at Tangalla late in the evening . It was dark when they
arrived , and Silindu was at once locked up in a cell . He fell asleep , still
repeating the Pali stanza . Silindu remained three weeks in the prison . It seemed
to him ...
If you want to hear anything you must go to the prison . It will take you many days
— first to Kamburupitiya , and then west along the great road , three days to
Tangalla , where the prison is . You must ask at the prison . They can tell you .
The old man turned his head very slowly and looked up at the prison . The sun
beat down upon his face , which seemed to have been battered and pinched and
folded and lined by age and misery . His eyes wandered from the prison to one of
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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