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But though he feared it , he loved it in a strange , unconscious way , in the same
unconscious way in which the wild buffalo loves the wallow , and the leopard his
lair among the rocks . Silent , inert , and sullen he worked in the chena or ...
But it is a great evil to live in a strange place and among strangers . Fernando
laughed . An evil you call it ! But how many have got wealth and fortune by going
to strange places ! Have you not heard of Maha Potana ? Many years ago it was
Strange men , and they do strange things . Thieving , stabbing , killing , cultivating
paddy . I do not cultivate paddy , nor do I thieve or kill . I am mad perhaps . But
very often it is they who seem to me to want but a little to be mad . All this doing ...
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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