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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
If you talk to him now, Ralahami ? You quarrelled when he was hot after the girl.
That was long ago ; and a man soon tires of the woman that has borne him
children. And there are many ways, Ralahami, to persuade him if you will help
Yes. They used to speak to me.' ' So they called you mad. All the beasts in the
jungle speak to me too, except the elephant The elephant is too sad even to talk.
Usually when I see him he is eating ; for he 262 THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE.
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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