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And when he saw her he thought, 'The maiden is fair. If she is unmarried she
would make me a fit wife.' And she thought when she saw him, “If such a one took
me to wife, I would bring fortune to my family.' And he said to her, “What is your ...
I had thought of this for some days, so I sent my servant boy to her. She answered
that she would come, but she was afraid of her man. Then I thought of speaking
to the man, but it is not easy for a stranger. I thought, if he marries this woman it ...
He thought of the great bars of the cell door through which he had seen the
daylight for the first time that morning. Babun was even now, lying behind such
bars, and would lie there for six months. And he himself? He might never see the
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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