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Silindu never had any money himself, and he was therefore compelled to work
upon the roads. As the years passed he became more sullen, more taciturn, and
more lazy. Some evil power —one of the unseen powers which he could not ...
“They never come out from there—not if they are from the jungle. How can they
live in there, always shut in between walls 2 These town people—they do not
mind, but We Surely I should know—I am from Mahawelagama, a village in the ...
She did not wait long; she set out at once down the hill. The old man still sat
among his cows looking at the cocoanut-trees. “Ah,' he said, as she passed him, “
they never come out. I told you so.” 'He is dead, father.' 'Yes, they never come out.
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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