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Did you not ask me to give the woman to the Mudalali ? ' · No , ' said Babehami . •
Did not the Mudalali call her to go to his house ? ' ' I know nothing of that . ' •
Weren't you angry when I married the woman ? · No. ' Babun turned desperately
Has the Mudalali ever stayed in the village before ? • No. ' * Do you owe anything
to him ? ' ' No. ' Next witness . ' Babehami stood down and the Korala entered the
witness - box . He was examined by Mr. Perera . He told his story very simply ...
Hamadoru , ' he said , ' I have killed the Arachchi and the Mudalali . ' The
Ratemahatmaya sat up . “ You ? What ? What do you mean ? Who are you ? ' • I
am Silindu of Beddagama . The Arachchi brought a false case against me and
my son in ...
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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
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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