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Even in those days he was a Tamil god, so he called to a band of Tamils who
were passing, and asked them to carry him down across the river. The Tamils
answered, “Lord, we are poor men, and have travelled far on our way to collect
salt in ...
“Any questions?” said the judge. “Any questions?” said the interpreter to Babun.
Babun shook his head. “It is lies they are telling,” he murmured. “Are you married
?” the judge asked Fernando. “No.” “You live with a woman in Kamburupitiya?
He was asked very few questions in cross-examination, but the judge examined
him at some length. The judge's object was to make it clear when the idea of
killing the two men first came to Silindu, and what was in Silindu's mind during his
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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