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Are you afraid P' 'Yes, aiya, I am afraid.' “Afraid of what 2 What harm can come 2
Who need know? And what can Babun do 2 He is a fool. He owes me money.
What can he do?' 'I am afraid. It is difficult for me to explain to you, for I see you
'Aiyo, the best hunter in the district And do you know, Arachchi, that I am afraid of
the jungle?' “So they say. What are you afraid of?' Silindu began to speak with
great excitement. As he went on his voice began to get shriller and shriller; ...
He is afraid, very afraid—and in pain. But the pain brings anger, and with anger,
anger, Arachchi, comes cunning. And now, Arachchi, now comes the game, the
dangerous game. The young men laugh at it, but the wise hunter would be afraid.
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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