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The boy has become a man. When he learns about the woman, he will do as you
ask.”” 'I do not understand that.' 'The woman has offered to go and live with the
Mahatmaya and cook his meals for him. So the Mahatmaya says, “Very well, I will
'I do not understand,' he said at last. “I do not understand this. The woman went to
the Mahatmaya 2 Offered herself? Aiya, that cannot be so. Surely she would be
afraid 2 Yet you yourself say it's true. Aiyo, I do not understand. I must go to the ...
“Do you understand, fellow " said the latter. 'I don't understand, Hamadoru.' '
Explain to him, jailer.' 'You are not going to be hanged, d'you understand that P
You'll be kept in prison instead—twenty years.' 'Twenty years ” 'Yes, twenty years.
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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