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But one day he was sitting in front of his hut staring into the jungle, when Punchi
Menika crawled up to him and put her hand on his knee, and looked solemnly up
into his face. Silindu looked down at her, took her by her hands, and stood her ...
Punchi Menika rushed forward, threw herself at Silindu's feet, which she touched
and caressed with her hands. She struck the ground several times with her
forehead, crying and wailing: 'Appochchi! Appochchi! Will you kill me with your
At that tree take the path towards the hand with which you eat rice.* That is the
way to my father's house.” And the Buddha went as Amara Devi had directed him,
and found the house, and went in. Amara Devi's mother was in the house, and ...
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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