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He never thought about the motives and intentions of those around him, and
Babehami always had some excuse for refusing a loan or pressing for payment
of the body tax. He did not become conscious of Babehami's enmity, or aware
The elephant, they say; but that I have never seen. But the buffalo: I have seen
that—here—on this very track—before it was cleared—many years ago. The
buffalo is stupid, isn't he, little Arachchi? Very stupid; he does not 224 THE
VILLAGE IN ...
Then he said, speaking as if to himself: “They never come out from there—not if
they are from the jungle. How can they live in there, always shut in between walls
? These town people— they do not mind, but we- Surely I should know—I am ...
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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