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Then I thought of speaking to the man, but it is not easy for a stranger. I thought, if
he marries this woman it is a disgrace to the headman. It is better that his friends
speak to him. Probably he is tired of the woman, and will marry from another ...
Then, as I went, I thought of the old buffalo who is wounded and charges upon
Silindu caught sight of the gun and rifle, and stopped. 'Ah ! the Hamadoru is a
hunter, too? He knows the jungle?' he asked eagerly. 'Yes, I know the jungle.” *
He scarcely thought of the actual hanging, but when he did, he thought of it in the
words of the old beggar, 'I do not think it will hurt much.” Four days before the day
fixed for the execution, the jailer came to Silindu's cell accompanied by a ...
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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