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Then the vederala began to speak again : “ Yes , that was a wonderful charm .
The headman walked bow - backed for the rest of his life because he would not
give the girl . Aiyo ! it is always the women who bring trouble to us men , and yet ...
Leonard Woolf. despair to go herself to the vederala . She found him sitting in his
compound . " You have come about your brother , no doubt . But I can do nothing
; I'm only a poor vederala . There is the Government hospital in Kamburupitiya ...
Vederala ! I have brought you kurakkan here ; it is all I have . And I will talk to the
girl for you , yes , and to my brother if he gets well . But take the spell from him ,
vederala ; take the spell from him , I pray you . ” " I know nothing of spells . I am a
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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