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With the traders in Kamburupitiya the transactions were purely matters of
business , but with the headman the whole village recognised that they were
something more . It was a very good thing for Babehami , the Arachchi , to feel
that Silindu ...
He never thought about the motives and intentions of those around him , and
Babehami always had some excuse for refusing a loan or pressing for payment
of the body tax . He did not become conscious of Babehami's enmity , or aware
But Babehami and Fernando were meanwhile not idle . The cunning headman
and the townman , with his energetic fertile mind , were a strong combination . On
the morning after Babun's return to the village a rumour spread through the ...
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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
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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