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They are all sickly things , unfit to bear you children . ' * My father's brother married a woman ... It would be a good thing for you to take a wife from there , for she would bring you a dowry . ' Yes , ' said Nanchohami , “ it would ...
Babehami was at first averse to doing things with such precipitation ; he liked to think over carefully each move in his game . ... Brother , ' said the headman , “ it is a bad thing for those of the same blood to quarrel .
She remembered Babun's words to the Mudalali , Surely it is a more bitter thing to die in a strange place . ' It might be a still bitterer thing to live in a strange place . She was alone in the world ; the only thing left to her was ...
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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