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She watched in silence the new house being put up , and she watched in silence
Punchi Menika leave the old hut for the new . She felt as if she were losing
something ; that her sister was going away from her , and that her life had greatly
She cried helplessly , and Punchirala smiled at her as he watched her .
Karlinahami watched his face expectantly and anxiously . At last Punchirala
began again slowly : How the girl cries . And for her father too ! I am thinking that
there is yet ...
He stood and watched the girl walk slowly away with Silindu along the path .
Things had not happened quite as he had expected or hoped . He had enjoyed
his first triumph over the girl , but he had soon grown to doubt whether her
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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