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But about the time when the epidemic of fever and dysentery was decreasing, a
new feeling towards them made its appearance in the village. It was started by
Punchirala. 'The mad woman and her child, ' he would say. 'What sort of madness
For a while Babun did not like to disturb his silence, then he asked diffidently : '
But, aiya, if Colombo is your village, how is it that you now live in Kamburupitiya ?
' Fernando laughed. ' What talk is this of villages ?' he said. ' Everywhere here ...
It was as if the jungle had broken into the village. Other huts had been
abandoned overwhelmed, blotted out before, but they had always lain on the
outside of the village. The jungle had only drawn its ring closer round the
remaining huts ; it ...
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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
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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