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But the girl had seen the Korala Mahatmaya in the village , and she recognised his black face and big belly , and she told her mother how she had been charmed to go to the cave . The mother told the Malay men , and they were very angry ...
I have seen him before in Kamburupitiya . ' * Have you seen him before in Beddagama ? ' • No. ' • Did you know that he was there ? ' • No. ' • Do you know of any ill - feeling between complainant and accused ?
The dreary procession of witnesses , listless and perspiring , continued to pass before the tired irritable magistrate . One told how he had seen Silindu and the Arachchi leave the village , Silindu walking behind and carrying a gun ...
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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