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To W. W. I've given you all the little, that I've to give ; You've given me all, that for
me is all there is ; So now I just give back what you have given— If there is
anything to give in this. 2. y “o. ! 5 9 THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE CHAPTER I
“Vederalas I would give the girl, but she is unwilling. She told me last night that
you had spoken to her. She is of the jungle, wild, not fit for your house. She was
very frightened and angry.' For a moment Punchirala was disconcerted that his ...
Then I took my gun, and went to him, and said: “Ralahami, you may give the
woman to the Mudalali, and in return give me back my chena.” The Arachchi
thought to himself: “Here is a fool.” But he said: “Very well, I will give the chena ...
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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