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A great chena crop was assured . The more energetic began to talk of rice
cultivation , now that the tank was full , and to regret the want of seed paddy .
Then a rumour spread that the Gove ernment was going to make advances of
seed , and ...
Arachchi , I have come to you about this chena . I cannot live without chena . You
must give it back to me . ” “ You heard in the court that the chena cannot be given
to you . It has been given to Appu . Let us have an end of all this trouble .
Then I took my gun , and went to him , and said : ' Ralahami , you may give the
woman to the Mudalali , and in return give me back my chena . The Arachchi
thought to himself : ' Here is a fool . ' But he said : Very well , I will give the chena
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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