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Fool ! I tell you my brother's children in Kotegoda will bring you land , paddy land
, and cocoanuts . There is no difference between one woman and another . ' I tell
you I want no Kotegoda woman . I will take the daughter of Silindu . I want , no ...
They waited in silence . The headman proved right . Babun returned . He did not
speak to Fernando , but addressed himself to Babehami . • The Mahatmaya was
right to laugh at me for a fool . Yes , I am a fool . I know that . The tale was false .
It couldn't be one month before , because the chena crop was not reaped yet . ' '
Reaped ? Why it had only just been sown . ' It must have been three months
before . • Three months , you fool ? Is a chena crop like ninety days ' rice ? ' • Fool
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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