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Punchi Menika laughed as she turned away. “Fear nothing, sister,' she said, “
there is no leopard crouching for you. Fight on, brothers, for the prize is fair.'
Punchi Menika walked slowly on down the track. The blood in her veins moved
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
He turned to Silindu, and said in Sinhalese, 'You were accused of theft before me
a few days ago, weren't you ?' 'Yes, Hamadoru.' “Ah, I thought so. Well,
Ratemahatmaya, I suppose I had better record your statement first in form. Come
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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