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He waited bewildered to see what new misfortune fate and his enemies would
bring upon him . The parties and witnesses in the case were taken at once to the
court - house . They waited about all the morning on the verandah . The court
I went back to my compound , and sat down and waited . In the evening came the
Punchi Arachchi to his house ; I saw him go in . Then I took my gun , and went to
him , and said : ' Ralahami , you may give the woman to the Mudalali , and in ...
Punchi Menika waited for Babun . She did not and could not count the passing of
time : a week was only some days to her , and six months only many months ; but
she waited , watching the passage of time , vaguely but continuously , for 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