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The headman took the meat in silence , and hung it up in the house . He fetched
a chew of betel and gave it 10 Silindu . The two men then squatted down , one on
each side of the door . For a long time neither spoke : their chewing was only ...
She watched in silence the new house being put up , and she watched in silence
Punchi Menika leave the old hut for the new . She felt as if she were losing
something ; that her sister was going away from her , and that her life had greatly
Leonard Woolf. In the house he seemed to his mother to be uneasy , and a little
afraid of Hinnihami . The girl had yielded herself to him in silence . In the long
journey together through the jungle he had , without success , tried many
methods 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
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