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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 ...
said the judge . " Any questions ? ” the interpreter asked Babun . " I don't
understand , ” said Babun . “ Yakko , ” said the interpreter angrily , “ do you want
to ask complainant any questions ? ” “ What questions are there to ask ? It is lies
what he ...
The judge was looking straight at him , but Babun could read nothing in the
impassive face ; the light eyes , “ the cat's eyes , " of the white Hamadoru
frightened him . “ Is that all ? " said the judge . Babun was silent . “ Who is this
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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