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There had always been considerable difference in character between Hinnihami
and Punchi Menika. There was very little of her sister's gentleness in Hinnihami.
There was, added to the strangeness and wildness which she derived from ...
of Hinnihami he seemed to change greatly. They were almost always together,
and the fearlessness which she had shown towards Punchirala, and which
seemed to have changed her suddenly from a child into a woman, inspired him.
He went straight to Hinnihami, who lay in the hut nursing the child, and kneeling
down by her placed the fawn in her arms. Hinnihami with a little laugh took it, and
nestling it against the child was soon suckling the one at one breast and 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