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I am very tired . Babun was sent to prison by the judge Hamadoru , but to me he
said , “ Clear out . The case was false . They were trying to bring evil upon me
and my daughter . The Mudalali wanted the girl . They were still trying to bring
It was my gun . I had it in my house . ' .Was it licensed ? • Yes , Hamadoru . I am
very tired . What is the good of all these questions ? I tell you I killed them both .
Let me be . I cannot think of these things now . To - morrow , perhaps , to -
I am tired , father , tired of all this . But he must be there . The old man's eyes
remained fixed upon the cocoanut - palms ; he did not move . ' What is your
village , woman ? ' he asked . I come from Beddagama . ' Beddagama , I know it .
I knew it ...
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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