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Then at last he knows and is angry -- very angry -- and he stands waiting for them . The fools ! ... He waited bewildered to see what new misfortune fate and his enemies would bring upon him . The parties and witnesses in the case were ...
She is there in the village waiting for you . All is well , I tell you . They are dead : I killed them . It was the only way , though a sin , a great sin , the old man said . They will hang me , every one says so ; but all is well ...
At first , after the excitement of the trials and the murder , they seemed to have settled down to the old monotonous life , as it had been before . The vederala was appointed Arachchi . Punchi Menika waited for Babun .
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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