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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 Night
The Agent Hamadoru is in Galbodapattu on circuit: he will not return for another
ten days. 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
“Aiyo, and will they hang you now?” “What? Do they say that?” “They say that in
the village. It isn't true, is it, Appochchi?” “I don't know; perhaps it is true, perhaps
it isn't. But the magistrate Hamadoru said I would be tried by the great judge.
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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