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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 name ? ' Her name was
Amara Devi , which means ' undying , ' so she replied , “ Sir , my name is that ...
Fernando moved nearer to Babehami and lowered his voice . “ Ralahami , I must
live here some months . Without a woman what comfort in a house ? The woman
is not illlooking and could cook my meals for me . I had thought of this for some ...
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
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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