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The interpreter talked in the strange tongue with the sanyasi , and then said to
Babun : “ The holy man says that the offering is too small . ” " Father , it is all we
have . We are very poor . Rain never falls upon our fields , and we have no land .
said something to the interpreter , who asked them their names in an angry
threatening voice . Silindu had forgotten what his geŽ name was ; the interpreter
became still more angry at this , and Silindu still more sullen and confused . From
He says he knows nothing about this , ” said the interpreter to the judge . “ Any
witnesses ? " said the judge . " Have you any witnesses ? " said the interpreter to
Babun . " How can I have witnesses ? No one will give evidence against the ...
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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