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Silindu's face worked with excitement. “Ask anything else of me, vederala. I
cannot do this, I cannot do this.' Punchirala walked away. The others watched
him in silence. When he got to the fence of the compound, he turned round and
smiled at ...
him to charm the devil away again. Then he said, “Take your brother to
Beragama, and pray to the god there at the great festival.” So we walked and
walked to this place with the sick man, and we went in the perahera and called to
He walked slowly, following instinctively the tangled winding tracks. His lassitude
and fatigue increased. He reached Kamburupitiya in the evening of the third day,
and asked his way to the Ratemahatmaya's house. When Silindu reached the ...
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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