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It would be better for me to take her to live with me while I am here ; and you
should marry your brother to an honest woman . ' So I sent for you . " " It must be
lies , brother . It must be lies . Who told this to you ? ” “ The Mahatmaya himself .
I am a fool , brother , but what use is there in repeating lies now ? The story was
false . It was the Mahatmaya who came to my house and called the woman to him
. She refused . She would not leave me . ” He turned to Fernando . " Aiya , why ...
Here again he was overcome with silent laughter . " Do not laugh , father , ” said
Silindu . " Why do you laugh ? Is it lies that you told me just now ? ” The other
became serious again at once . " Lies ? No , no . I do not tell lies . Aiyo , it is all
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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
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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