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A shower of stones fell about him; thin streams of blood began to trickle down his
flanks; suddenly he plunged forward upon his head, his two forelegs broken at
the knees. A cheer broke from the men. Hinnihami, as she dashed forward, was ...
There he stood, do you see 2—there—under that maiyilittan-tree, head down,
very still. And the hunter—fool, fool—crept after him through the undergrowth:
there was no track then. Ah, it was thick then : he could not see anything but the ...
The old man turned his head very slowly and looked up at the prison. The sun
beat down upon his face, which seemed to have been battered and pinched and
folded and lined by age and misery. His eyes wandered from the prison to one of
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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