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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 ...
He began in a low voice : “ The girl is too young ; she has not flowered yet . "
Punchirala laughed . “ Did you bring the girl up on only filth , as the saying is ?
They are called twins , but the one has been married a year and the other has not
What have you done ? ' Aiyo ! ” Babun was not as excited as the otber two , but
he was very serious . " It would perhaps have been better to give him the girl , "
he said . “ The man is not a bad man if you do not cross him , and the girl is of age
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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