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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
I do not understand , ' he said at last . ' I do not understand this . The woman went
to the Mahatmaya ? Offered herself ? Aiya , that cannot be so . Surely she would
be afraid ? Yet you yourself say it's true . Aiyo , I do not understand . I must go to ...
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
? You'll be kept in prison instead - twenty years . • Twenty years ? ' Yes , twenty ...
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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