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Am I to ask the girl then when I want a wife ? Can the father not give his child ?
So the child is angry , and the father obeys ! Ohél strange customs spring up !
You are a fool , Silindu . If you tell the child to obey , there is no more to be said .
Aiya , aiya , do not speak like that . He spoke shameful words . I cannot tell you
what he said . ” “ Nonsense . You have beaten my servant and you must tell me
why , or I must go to the headman . ” " Aiyo , why force me to tell what is shameful
Aiya , how can I tell his name ? ” " What was his name , fool ? ” “ They called him
Babun . " “ What was he convicted for ? " " It was a false case . They said he had
robbed the Arachchi . ” " Oh , that man , yes . The Arachchi was killed afterwards ...
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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