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As Hinnihami followed hour after hour along the white track, which for ever coiled
out before her into the walls of dusty trees, the old song, which Kar- linahami had
sung to them when they were children, continually was in her mind, and she ...
The track turned and twisted through the scrub ; the air was very still. They
passed a bend, and there before them stood the vederala under some palu-trees.
They stopped for a moment and looked at one another. Karlinahami touched
Punchi Menika would stand listening to them going over it again and again, hour
after hour. She listened in silence, and would then slip quietly away to wander in
the evening down the track towards Kamburupitiya. It was on the track that she ...
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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