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Punchi Menika and Hinnihami were also unlike the other village children in
appearance . They , like Silindu , never had fever , and even in the days of
greatest scarcity Karlinahami had seen that they got food . Karlinahami was far
more careful ...
Every one in the village knew well that Babehami's friends would find no difficulty
in obtaining the authority to clear a chena , and that the Agent Hamadoru ' would
never hear from Babehami whether they had cleared four acres or eight .
His face had lost completely the open cheerful look which it had once had . At last
he said slowly : • You are mad . I don't understand you . If you have killed those
two , you are a fool , madman . What's the good ? I shall never go back there .
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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