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At last a peon or two arrived, and later Some clerks. At first no one took any notice
of him. Then a peon came and asked him what he wanted. He told him that he
had come to make a complaint to the Assistant Agent. The peon said, “The ...
Then he was handed over to a fiscal's peon, who put handcuffs on him and
started with him along the dusty main road which ran towards the west. They
walked slowly along the road for two days. The peon THE VILLAGE IN THE
The peon had for the twentieth time that day told Silindu's story with many
embellishments, and complained bitterly of his silence and stupidity. The others
sat round in the reeking atmosphere watching Silindu eat his rice by the dim light
of two ...
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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