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He lost all sense of direction; vague shapes seemed to follow him in the darkness
; enormous forms broke away from the track before him, to crash away among the
undergrowth and trees. The throbbing of his heart and throat became ...
The court seemed very small now, suspended over this vast and soundless world
of water and trees. Babun became very afraid in the silence. The judge began to
write; no one else moved, and the only sound in the world seemed to be the ...
The eyes were not blind, but they seemed to be sightless—the pupil, the iris, and
even the white had merged —because the mind was dying. It is what usually
happens in the jungle—to women especially—the mind dies before the body.
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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