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Karlinahami was far more careful to wash them than most mothers are : she used
to quote the saying , • Dirt is bad and children are trouble , but a dirty child is the
worst of troubles . ' The result was that they never got parangi , or the swollen ...
Arachchi , I have come to you about this chena . I cannot live without chena . You
must give it back to me . ' " You heard in the court that the chena cannot be given
to you . It has been given to Appu . Let us have an end of all this trouble .
The horoscope was true — nothing but trouble and evil and wandering in the
jungle . It is a good thing for you that I leave the compound ; when I go , good
fortune may come . ' Do not say that , Appochchi ; do not say that ! To whom did
we run ...
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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