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The track turned and twisted through the scrub ; the air was very still. They
passed a bend, and there before them stood the vederala under some palu-trees.
They stopped for a moment and looked at one another. Karlinahami touched
And on the third day, suddenly he cried out, “I know this: this track leads to the
village. You are going right.” It was a track I had never been on, but I still led the
way; and on the fourth day we entered the village—well, what was I saying? Yes
They followed a narrow jungle track which had been lately cleared. The tangle of
shrubs and undergrowth and trees was like a wall on each side of the track. The
headman walked first, and Silindu, carrying his gun, followed. For the first ...
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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