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“There is no need to use your charm, vederala,” said Karlinahami, 'if you want
one for yourself.” 'There is only one unmarried woman in the village now,” said
the vederala, 'and she is Silindu's daughter.' An uncomfortable silence fell upon
But take the spell from him, vederala; take the spell from him, I pray you.' 'I know
nothing of spells. I am a poor village vederala with a little knowledge of roots and
leaves and fruits, which my father taught me.' “Vederala, you yourself told us of ...
“But, vederala, what are we to do now 2 The man's strength goes from him. Even
to take him back the long way to the village will be difficult.' “Patience, mother,
patience. You must call louder to the god nightly until the moon is full. Perhaps ...
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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