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I want an end of all this trouble. Do you hear that? An end now—to-day—of
trouble. Trouble, trouble, for years. We must end it to-day. Do you hear?” “What
do you mean?” “Yes. What did I say? This, this. Now, Arachchi, that was nothing;
do not ...
Very stupid; he does not see—he does not hear—he goes on wallowing in his
mud. And they hunt him year after year—year after year—he does not know—he
does not see them—he does not hear them. Do you know that? I know it—I am a
into. a. squatting. position. “Stand. up,. fellow,” he said. “Stand up. Didn't you hear
me, pariah? Stand up. You've got to answer my questions. Now, then. What did I
ask last? Now, then—” He paused and thought for a moment. “It is not, perhaps, ...
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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