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Then the Korala Mahatmaya gave out that he was very ill, and that my father was
treating him. And for three days my father lived in the house, preparing the charm.
On the fourth day the Korala Mahatmaya and my father— taking cold cooked ...
“Yes, aiya, we know that. The tank was built in my father's time. And the Korala
Mahatmaya and the Ratemahatmaya came to the village and spoke as you
speak now. And they said that land would be given to all that went there, and
water from ...
My father's village is beyond the sea, and they say that the father's village is the
son's. I have never seen that village; I have forgotten its name. I was born in
Colombo, which is no village, but a town. Aiyo! what a town it is! How pleasant!
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Steve38 - LibraryThing
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