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It was a very good thing for Babehami , the Arachchi , to feel that Silindu owed
him many kurunies of kurakkan which he could not repay . When Babehami
wanted some one to clear a chena for him , he asked Silindu to do it ; and Silindu
It would be a good thing for you to take a wife from there , for she would bring you
a dowry . ” “ Yes , ” said Nanchohami , " it would be a good thing for you to go to
Kotegoda and take a woman from there , a daughter of my man's brother .
bered Babun's words to the Mudalali , " Surely it is a more bitter thing to die in a
strange place . ” It might be a still bitterer thing to live in a strange place . She was
alone in the world ; the only thing left to her was the compound and the jungle ...
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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
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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