... is true, aiya.” “Is the Korala related to you?” “No.” “A friend of THE VILLAGE IN
THE JUNGLE 195.
“Is the Korala related to you?” “No.” “A friend of yours?” “No; he was on bad terms
with me. He said I troubled him and was a bad headman.” Mr. Perera sat down. “
Any questions?” said the judge. * “Any questions?” the interpreter asked Babun.
“Hamadoru, how should I know that?” “You have never had any quarrel with him?
” “No, Hamadoru.” “Are you related to him?” “I married a cousin of his wife.” “The
accused lives in your house? He is married to your daughter?” “Yes, Hamadoru.
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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