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Such people are either liars and boasters, or they are fools, without
understanding or feeling for things as they really are. I knew such a man once, a
hunter and tracker of game, a little man with hunchedup shoulders and peering,
cunning little ...
Silindu was everything to her, and she knew that now she was everything to him.
At first she had felt that she was being driven inevitably to sacrifice herself; but
when Karlinahami returned from Punchirala's com— pound, and told them of the
CHAPTER VII SILINDU knew well now that Hinnihami had been a victim to save
him. Both the devil and the god had said, “Either the man or the girl must be given
.' It was the girl who had been given; but it was he who should have died, when ...
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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