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ing he was well : then Silindu cast the evil eye upon him as he passed our door,
and in the evening he was dead. They wither our children that their own may
thrive.' 'You lie,' said Karlinahami, roused for the moment by this abuse; “you lie, ...
“The mad woman and her child,' he would say. “What sort of madness is that? An
evil woman, an evil woman. I have some knowledge of charms and magic. I took
her to my house to live with me. But did I keep her ? I drove her away very soon.
But I did not understand. How many times have I told the little ones—not
understanding—about it all. Always the killing, killing, killing; everything afraid:
the deer and the pig and the jackal after them, and the leopard himself. Always
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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
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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