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The judge said something to the interpreter , who asked them their names in an angry threatening voice . Silindu had forgotten what his ge ' name was ; the interpreter became still more angry at this , and Silindu still more sullen and ...
Charge the first accused only , ' said the judge to the interpreter . “ There is no evidence against the second accused . He can go . ' This conversation had been in English and therefore was again unintelligible to the two accused .
The court interpreter went close up to the dock and told him that the jury had found him guilty of murder . Was there anything which he had to say why sentence of death should not be passed on him ? A curious stillness had fallen on the ...
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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