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As Hinnihami followed hour after hour along the white track, which for ever coiled
out before her into the walls of dusty trees, the old song, which Karlinahami had
sung to them when they were children, continually was in her mind, and she ...
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.
There the kapuralas, blindfolded, took the god, hidden by the cloth, from the
They followed a narrow jungle track which had been lately cleared. The tangle of
shrubs and undergrowth and trees was like a wall on each side of the track. The
headman walked first, and Silindu, carrying his gun, followed. For the first ...
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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