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The words ran thus : " Sleep , child , sleep against my side , Aiyol aiyo ! the weary
way you've cried ; Hush , child , hush , pressed close against my side . " Aiyo !
aiyo ! will the trees never end ? Our women's feet are weary ; O Great One , send
The loud voices of the two men had reached the women in the house . They had
come out , and stood listening behind the men . At the last words of Babun ,
Silindu cried out as if he had been struck : " Aiyo ! aiyo ! they take even my
Every one knows that . " " Aiyo ! then we are ruined ! " “ Why ? what is it ? " “ We
are ruined . Only the Agent Hamadoru could help us , and now it will be too late .
Our chena is taken from us . Aiyo ! Aiyo ! ” " Is this one of Fernando's games ?
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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