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asked Karlinahami . • Am I not a vederala and the son of a vederala ? The
learning of the father is handed down to the son . ' Yes , I remember hearing my
mother speak of him : there was no one in the district , she said , so skilled in
Even in those days he was a Tamil god , so he called to a band of Tamils who
were passing , and asked them to carry him down across the river . The Tamils
answered , Lord , we are poor men , and have travelled far on our way to collect
Leonard Woolf. He has troubled me with silly questions . He is an ignorant man . '
Mr. Perera sat down . Any questions ? ' asked the judge . Any questions ? ' asked
the interpreter of Babun . Babun shook his head . What questions are there ?
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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