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Long before they had grown strong and big enough to go down in the morning
and evening with Karlinahami to the tank, and to carry back on their heads the
red earthenware waterpots, they had learnt from Silindu to sit by his side for hour
There are two rooms in the house, one on the eastern side, and one on the
western side. We, my wife and I, were sleeping that night in the room on the east
side; in the other room was a wooden box THE VILLAGE IN THE JUNGLE 191.
But sometimes I find him standing alone away among the rocks, swaying from
side to side. He is very sad, thinking of his sins in the previous birth. Then I say to
him, “Brother, your feet too are upon the path. It is good to think of the sins of the ...
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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
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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