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It must be lies , brother . It must be lies . Who told this to you ? ' • The Mahatmaya
himself . Would he tell lies ? ' • Is this true , aiya ? ' Babun asked Fernando . Yes ,
it is true . The woman came to me . ' • The woman is a whore , brother ; I told ...
It is not lies , ' broke in Babehami . • Truly you are a fool . The woman is ashamed
now , and lies to you , and you believe . But what has that to do with it ? The
Mahatmaya is now ready to take the woman . It is time that this folly should end .
Here again he was overcome with silent laughter . ' Do not laugh , father , ' said
Silindu . Why do you laugh ? Is it lies that you told me just now ? ' The other
became serious again at once . · Lies ? No , no . I do not tell lies . Aiyo , it is all
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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