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the doe became uneasy, lifted her head, and looked intently at the bush behind
which Punchi Menika crouched. She approached the bush slowly, stamping the
ground angrily from time to time, and uttering the sharp shrill call of alarm. But the
Punchi Menika rushed forward, threw herself at Silindu's feet, which she touched
and caressed with her hands. She struck the ground several times with her
forehead, crying and wailing: 'Appochchi! Appochchi! Will you kill me with your
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 ...
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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