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Korala Mahatmaya , he will be angry , and put me into trouble , and ruin me ; and
if I consent to his wish I will gain £ 5 , which is much money , and possibly a
beating from the Malay men . It is better to risk the beating . ' So he agreed to
So I went to this Mahatmaya and arranged about the chenas . Had it not been for
him , we should all have starved . ” “ I know . The Mahatmaya has been very good
. ” “ And now again the Mahatmaya said to me : ' It is a foolish thing to quarrel ...
Mahatmaya and cook his meals for him . So the Mahatmaya says , “ Very well , I
will take her to live with me while I am here . I will give her food and money , and
also to her father . I will give work in my chenas to your brother . So your brother ...
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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