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Babun knew well his brother - in - law's dislike of Silindu , and the contempt with
which the “ veddas " were regarded by the other villagers . He knew that his sister
and Babehami would be very angry with him if he chose a wife from such a ...
Chapter VII " ILINDU knew well now that Hinnihami had been a victim to save him
. Both the devil and the god had said , “ Either the man or the girl must bu given . "
It was the girl who had been given ; but it was he who should have died ...
of them knew anything about a quarrel with the Arachchi before the theft and the
conviction of Babun . Silindu's advocate then put him in the witnessbox . He
repeated the statement which he had made to the magistrate . He was asked very
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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