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The rest , which the magistrate had promised him , seemed however to be still far
off ; for early next morning he was taken out of his cell and made to start off with
the police sergeant for Beddagama . The magistrate , riding on a horse , and the
Silindu went with the magistrate , the Ratemahatmaya , the Korala ( who had
been sent for ) , and most of the men of the village to the place where the
Arachchi had been shot . The body lay where it had fallen ; a rough canopy of
boughs and ...
The magistrate walked back slowly to the village , followed by Silindu and the
headman and such of the spectators as were more interested in the inquiry than
in the postmortem . The same procedure of inspection was gone through with ...
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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