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A great chena crop was assured . The more energetic began to talk ... Silindu's
family , principally owing to Babun , had a large share in the prosperity which
came to the village from the wonderful chena and rice - crops . Their store was
full of ...
The failure of the previous year's chena crop had made it impossible to recover
anything ; in fact he was pestered with requests for further loans to tide the
debtors over the hot season , until the chenas could again be sown . The creditor
Well , Babun , ” said Fernando , " will the chena crop be good , do you think ? ” “
Who can say , aiya , who can say ? Only a fool measures his grain before it is on
the threshingfloor . ” “ Then all these villagers do that , for they are all fools .
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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