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The remainder of the festival passed slowly for them. They followed the perahera
dispirited, and called upon the god nightly. But there was no hope or even doubt
now to excite them. Silindu, listless, waited for his release; Hinnihami was ...
He was taken out of the court, handcuffed, and escorted back to his cell in the
prison by five policemen armed with rifles. He was to be hanged in two weeks'
time, and the days passed for him peacefully as the days had passed before the
She knocked timidly, so timidly that the sound was not heard within. Then she sat
down against the wall and waited. Hours passed, and nothing happened; the
gate remained closed; no sound could be heard from within the prison; the hill
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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