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any one unless he was spoken to ; and he felt it difficult to begin now upon the
subject which had brought him to the compound . Silindu paid no attention to him
. Babun sat there unable to begin , listening to the sounds of the women in the hut
will make myself a house in the old compound where my father lived , and I will
take the girl there as my wife . ” Silindu had become more and more attentive as
he listened to Babun . The words seemed to distress him : he shifted about ...
There is no need for her even to leave the compound . There is room for Babun to
make himself a house here . ” Babun eagerly seized upon this suggestion . He
assured Silindu that he had no intention of taking Punchi Menika out of the ...
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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
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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