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In the bazaar I met the Korala Mahatmaya. The Korala Mahatmaya is a hard man
: he said to me, “Arachchi, there are guns in your village for which no permit has
been given by the Agent Hamadoru.” I said to him, “Ralahami, if there be, the ...
On the fourth day the Korala Mahatmaya and my father— taking cold cooked rice
with them—set out from the house, saying they were going to my father's village
for the treatment of the Korala with medicines in my father's house. But after ...
Next day they went back to the Korala's house, and told a tale how the Korala
Mahatmaya had got well on the way to my father's village, and so they had
returned at once. But the girl had seen the Korala Mahatmaya in the village, and
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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