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Isn't that true?” “It's true, aiya.' 'And what can I do, a town man, with all these
chenas 2 I ought to have a gambaraya.” 'Yes, you want a gambaraya.' “So I
thought, and I thought too, “This Babun is the only man in the village, why
shouldn't he be ...
Her first terror when she had been told of what her father had done had given
place to bewilderment, but when she saw him in charge of the police sergeant
she ran to him with a cry: “Is it true, Appochchi; is it true, what they say ?' 'What do
It was true when they said that I was a useless man in the village. To creep
through the leaves like a jackal ; yes, I can do that ; but what else 2 Isn't the bad
crop in the chena rightly called Silindu's crop. There was never food in my house.
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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
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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