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They reached the prison at Tangalla late in the evening. 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 ...
He was watching a group of prisoners, in their blue and white striped prison
clothes; they all looked almost exactly alike. They were quite near the gate of his
cell, filling the bathing-trough with water. Suddenly in one of them he recognised
From whom could I hear? If you want to hear anything you must go to the prison.
It will take you many days—first to Kamburupitiya, and then west along the great
road, three days to Tangalla, where the prison is. You must ask at the prison.
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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