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The Ratemahatmaya put on a dark coat, and, with many curses and complaints,
got into the cart. Silindu followed slowly with the servant boy. They trailed wearily
along the dark roads for three-quarters of a mile: then the cart stopped in the ...
When Silindu entered the room with the Ratemahatmaya, the magistrate was
lying in a long chair reading a book. He got up and went over to sit down at the
writing-table. He was the white Hamadoru, whom Silindu had seen before in the
“I see you would make a very good judge, Ratemahatmaya. I don't mind telling
you—unofficially of course—that I'm a very bad one. It does not Seem at all a
simple case to me. I shouldn't like to hang Silindu of Beddagama for killing your ...
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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