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look upon him, carried him out, and placed him upon the back of an elephant.
Then the pilgrims called upon the name of the god, and with bowls of blazing
camphor upon their heads followed him in procession to his mistress's temple.
Do the beasts in it speak to you, son hunter P' 'Yes. They used to speak to me.' “
So they called you mad. All the beasts in the jungle speak to me too, except the
elephant. The elephant is too sad even to talk. Usually when I see him he is
jackals are picking the bones of the elephant on the river bank, there are other
elephants bathing in the river. Nor are they all cows. Well, well.' 'Ralahami, do
you really know anything 2 Have you heard that he is dead?' 'I have heard
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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