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I would give the girl, but she is unwilling. She told me last night that you had
spoken to her. She is of the jungle, wild, not fit for your house. She was very
frightened and angry.” For a moment Punchirala was disconcerted that his rebuff
I will give her food and money, and also to her father. I will give work in my
chenas to your brother. So your brother can leave the woman and marry from
another village.'” “I do not understand. I do not wish to marry from another village.
Then I took my gun, and went to him, and said: “Ralahami, you may give the
woman to the Mudalali, and in return give me back my chena.' The Arachchi
thought to himself: 'Here is a fool.” But he said: “Very well, I will give the chena
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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