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The sanyasi sits behind the little temple under a banian - tree . To - day , when
the sun sinks behind the trees of the jungle , take your brother to him and make
inquiry . ' Punchirala got up and began walking away , followed by the
They found the sanyasi sitting with his back against the trunk of a tree with a
brass bowl by his side . He was unlike any sanyasi whom they had seen before .
He had a long black beard reaching below his waist , a big hooked nose , and
The interpreter talked in the strange tongue with the sanyasi , and then said to
Babun : " The holy man says that the offering is too small . ' . • Father , it is all we
have . We are very poor . Rain never falls upon our fields , and we have no land .
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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