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She was very frightened and angry.' For a moment Punchirala was disconcerted
that his rebuff was known. But anger came to his rescue. 'Am I to ask the girl then
when I want a wife? Can the father not give his child? $o the child is angry, and ...
“Hamadoru, the headman is on very bad terms with me; he is angry with me
because of my wife. He is angry with my wife's father. He wanted me to marry
from another village. Then he wanted me to give my wife to the Mudalali and
because I ...
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