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These words of Nanchohami were not without effect. An uneasy movement
began among the little group of women at the mention of debts; clothes were
gathered up, the chatties of water placed on their heads, and they began to move
The night after his meeting with Punchi Menika on the path from the chena, he
broke the news to Nanchohami and Babehami, as he and his brotherin-law were
eating the evening meal. “Sister,” he said, “it is time that I took a wife.
“Yes,” said Nanchohami, “it would be a good thing for you to go to Kotegoda and
take a woman from there, a daughter of my man's brother." She would bring you
land, and you could settle there. What use is it to live in this village? Even 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