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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.
to die childless because she has a father? 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
ABUN put up a new hut in Silindu's compound, and three weeks after he left his
brother-in-law, he and Punchi Menika began to live together in it. It was the
beginning of a far greater prosperity for the family. Babun worked hard: he
cleared 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
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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