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Punchi Menika walked slowly on down the track. The blood in her veins moved
strangely, stirred by the stirring life around her. The trumpet call of the sambur
blared through the jungle, a terrific cry of desire. The girl, who had heard it
Punchirala walked away. The others watched him in silence. When he got to the
fence of the compound, he turned round and smiled at them again. ' And don't
forget,' he called out, ' to tell the girl about the Malay girl who came to the Korala ...
He walked slowly, following instinctively the tangled winding tracks. His lassitude
and fatigue increased. He reached Kamburupitiya in the evening of the third day,
and asked his way to the Ratemahatmaya's house. When Silindu reached the ...
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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