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“Yes, aiya, I heard you tell him so.” “Well, is anything given for nothing? Do they
give you rice in the bazaar for nothing, or kurakkan or cloth P Do they? Fool, why
do you stand there looking at me like a buffalo? You—your man, tell him that I ...
Stand up, yakko, stand up. Make him stand up.” The servant boy kicked Silindu in
the ribs, and told him to stand up. Silindu rose slowly. “Now, then. You say you
have killed the Arachchi and the Mudalali. Is that Fernando, the boutique-keeper
into. a. squatting. position. “Stand. up,. fellow,” he said. “Stand up. Didn't you hear
me, pariah? Stand up. You've got to answer my questions. Now, then. What did I
ask last? Now, then—” He paused and thought for a moment. “It is not, perhaps, ...
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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