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She stood trembling as Babun came out of the jungle and walked towards her.
His eyes were very bright; his teeth showed white between his parted lips; the
long black hair upon his breast glistened with sweat. He stood in front of her. '
Leonard Woolf. near the house, and Punchi Menika stood behind him, leaning
against the doorpost. From time to time a word or two was spoken, but for the
most part they were content to allow the silence of the evening to descend upon
The court interpreter, a Sinhalese Mahatmaya in coat and trousers, stood upon a
small wooden step near the bench. The judge spoke to him in an angry voice.
The interpreter replied in a soothing deferential tone. The conversation being in ...
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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