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It would be a good thing for you to take a wife from there , for she would bring you
a dowry . ” “ 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 .
So I said to my sister and my sister's husband , ' It is time for me to take a wife ,
and now I will bring this girl into the compound . But they were very angry , for
they want to marry me to a woman of Kotegoda , because of the land which she
They have sinned , and are far from Nirvana and happiness ; and , like the she -
devil , they sin again only to bring more evil on themselves by their blindness .
What happiness is there in it , my son ? The deer and the pig , they too are upon
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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