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Then the Buddha said, " Amara Devi, friend, come here," and she came to him,
and he took her as his wife, and lived with her in the city in the gatekeeper's
house. And she still thought he was a tailor, and one day he sent two men to her
with a ...
There the kapuralas, blindfolded, took the god, hidden by the cloth, from the
elephant, and carried him up the steps of the temple. Again, the pilgrims shouted
the god's name, and women pressed forward to touch the kapurala as he passed,
It took some time for Silindu to find Punchi Menika. She had wandered aimlessly
away from the court through the bazaar. Silindu was now extraordinarily excited,
he seemed to be almost happy. He ran up to her, took her by the hand, and ...
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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