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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
Silindu had fallen somewhat behind ; he quickened his pace, and came up close
to the headman ; he was muttering to himself. ' What do you say ?' asked
Babehami. ' What ? Was I talking ? I do not know, Arachchi. They say the hunter
talks to ...
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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