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You have come about your brother , no doubt . But I can do nothing ; I'm only a poor vederala . There is the Government hospital in Kamburupitiya , and a Mahatmaya in trousers , a drinker of arrack , a clever man ; he will give you ...
And I will talk to the girl for you , yes , and to my brother if he gets well . But take the spell from him , vederala ; take the spell from him , I pray you . ' • I know nothing of spells . I am a poor village vederala with a little ...
Will you not come with us and look at my brother now ? ' Why should I see your brother ? ' said the vederala angrily . What good can I do ? Did I not tell you , woman , that I cannot cure your brother's fever ?
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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