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He dragged himself slowly to the hut . There was no necessity to tell the others
what had happened . The pale yellow of his skin , his sunken glazed eyes , his
shivering body told them that Punchirala ' s charms had already begun their work
The remainder of the festival passed slowly for them . They followed the perahera
dispirited , and called upon the god nightly . But there was no hope or even doubt
now to excite them . Silindu , listless , waited for his release ; Hinnihami was ...
Very slowly I looked over the rock , and there below in the undergrowth I saw the
back of a doe . Her head was down , hidden by the leaves , and she murmured ,
licking something on the grass . Slowly , slowly I took up my gun and leaned it ...
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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