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Their eyes are like cat's eyes. The proverb says, “If the eyes of a woman are like
the eyes of a cat, evil comes to the man who looks into them.” The hair of the
English Mahatmayas' women is very fair, the colour of the young cocoanut-
The silence confused him, and all the eyes looking at him. He fixed his own eyes
on the jungle. At last Babun thought of a question. 'Did you not ask me to give the
woman to the Mudalali 2' 'No,' said Babehami. 'Did not the Mudalali call her to ...
The old man's eyes remained fixed upon the cocoanut-palms; he did not move. '
What is your village, woman P' he asked. 'I come from Beddagama.' 'Beddagama,
I know it. I knew it long ago. I, too, come from over there, from Mahawelagama, ...
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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