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father ten rupees, and told him he would give the other forty some other time—but
the money was never paid. Next day they went back to the Korala's house, and
told a tale how the Korala Mahatmaya had got well on the way to my father's ...
We are poor and ignorant, and you have wealth, and women in the town as you
told us. Leave us in peace, aiya, leave us in peace.' 'It is not lies,' broke in
Babehami. “Truly you are a fool. The woman is ashamed now, and lies to you,
and you ...
He told his story very simply and quietly. He had met Babehami, who had told
him that his house had been broken into and that a box had been stolen; he
described the box and its contents; he suspected his brotherin-law, who had
been seen ...
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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