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The herd of deer must come down to drink at the water-hole. They come down
driven by their thirst, very silently through the deep shadows of the trees to the
water lying white under the moon. They glide like shadows out of the shadows,
I told you that the place is evil, and evil comes from it. They lie in the shadows of
the trees, and cast spells on you as you pass. And now one has got you, and you
laugh to go from me. They sit in the trees among the grey monkeys and laugh at ...
“Fernando Mudalali, Hamadoru. He comes from Kamburupitiya; he is a trader, he
lends money in the village.' 'What's he doing in the village now P' “He has come
to collect debts.' “When did he come 2' 'About a week ago.” 'When is he going?
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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