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But I owed fifteen rupees to Nandiyas , the boutique - keeper in Kamburupitiya , for clothes , and I took kurakkan to pay it . The barn is all but empty . ' ' Aiyo ! We must die of hunger then . Give but one measure , and I will repay ...
It was seen that Babehami , the headman , was having a house built on the open ground adjoining his compound ; and as soon as it was finished there came to live in man from Kamburupitiya , known as Fernando . Many of the villagers had ...
It will take you many days — first to Kamburupitiya , and then west along the great road , three days to Tangalla , where the prison is . You must ask at the prison . They can tell you . ' Punchi Menika left the vederala in silence .
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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