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I cannot sleep : I have a great desire day and night in me for a woman from the
Malay village along the coast . I can get no pleasure from my own women . But if I
be seen even talking to a Malay woman , the men of the village would rise and ...
He also gave him food , and made him sleep that night in his verandah . The next
day Babun , somewhat comforted , set out for his village . He was weary by the
time that he reached it : he felt that he could show little gain from his journey to ...
They were stolen last night from the Arachchi's house . The Mudalali saw you
leaving the house in the night . Curse you , I shall have to take you into
Kamburupitiya now to the court and the magistrate Hamadoru . And what about
this fellow ?
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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