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The Mudalali made Babun give him all the particulars, and he wrote the petition,
and stamped and posted it. He told Babun to come in again to Kamburupitiya in
ten days' time to see him about it. He also gave him food, and made him sleep ...
the interpreter asked Babun. “I don't understand,” said Babun. “Yakko,” said the
interpreter angrily, “do you want to ask complainant any questions?” “What
questions are there to ask? It is lies what he said.” There was a pause while the
Suddenly in one of them he recognized Babun. He jumped up and ran to the bars
of the gate, crying out: “Ohé! Babun! Babun!” Babun looked round. There was no
surprise or interest in his face, when he saw that it was Silindu. A great change ...
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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