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'I have seen him before in Kamburupitiya.' * Have you seen him before in
Beddagama P * NO.' 'Did you know that he was there 2' * No.' “Do you know of
any ill-feeling between complainant and accused?' 'No, I did not know the
accused at all.
The rest, which the magistrate had promised him, seemed however to be still far
off; for early next morning he was taken out of his cell and made to start off with
the police sergeant for Beddagama. The magistrate, riding on a horse, and the ...
“I come from Beddagama.' “Beddagama, I know it. I knew it long ago. I, too, come
from over there, from Mahawelagama, beyond Beddagama. You should go back
to your village, woman.' “But my man, father, what about my man o' The old man ...
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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