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Aiyo ! what is the use of talking of money to the starving ? Punchirala fumbled in
the fold of his cloth , and drew out his betel - case . From this he took a very dirty
rag , in which were a number of copper and silver coins . He made up the sum of
But fear had crept in again at the first sight of Punchirala , and as she listened to
his talk with Karlinahami her hope grew cold . Now she knew that she must
inevitably sacrifice herself . Had not the sanyasi known the truth which Babun
had not ...
He refused to talk , and squatted with his back against the wall silent throughout
the night . The effect upon Silindu was different . He saw at last the malignity of
the headman and how his life had been ruined by it . This last stroke made him ...
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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