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6 followed him out of the compound . He walked slowly over to Silindu's hut . He
found Silindu squatting under a ragged mustard - tree which stood in the
compound , and he squatted down by his side . He did not like Silindu ; , he had
1 a wife , and now I will bring this girl into the compound . ” But they were very
angry , for they want to marry me to a woman of Kotegoda , because of the land
which she would bring as dowry . To - night they abused me , and there was a ...
for hours in the compound watching the path by which she knew he would return
; and whenever he would allow her , she followed him on his expeditions . The
marriage of Punchi Menika and Babun created a great sensation in the village .
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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