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Then they put him in a bullock-cart, and tied his hands together above his head to
the hood of the cart, and took him twelve miles into Kamburupitiya, to the Agent
Hamadoru, and said that they had caught the Korala Mahatmaya with a bag on ...
'I don't know, Hamadoru.' 'You are not on bad terms with him personally.” 'I have
nothing against him. He does not like me, they say.” 'Why doesn't he like you ? “
Hamadoru, how should I know that?' 'You have never had any quarrel with him ...
'You know nothing about it yourself, then 2' 'No, Hamadoru.' “Do you know the
Mudalali Fernando 2' 'No, Hamadoru.' 'You don't know him 2 Doesn't he stay in
the hut adjoining your compound P 'I have seen him there. I have never spoken ...
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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