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'Yes, Arachchi, but let us have done with it once for all. The thing is settled. Appu
cannot be left there. Come.' “Why, what do you want? Don't you trust me?' 'Yes, I
trust you—why not, Arachchi?— but I am afraid of Appu. If he is left there to do ...
He argued a little more, and stood out half-heartedly against Silindu's urgings to
start at once. At last he gave in, and they started for the chena. They followed a
narrow jungle track which had been lately cleared. The tangle of shrubs and ...
It was dark when they arrived, and Silindu was at once locked up in a cell. He fell
asleep, still repeating the Pali stanza. Silindu remained three weeks in the prison.
It seemed to him an immense building. It was a large and ancient Dutch fort, ...
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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