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“The woman is right,' Babehami said angrily to Babun. “You cannot bring this
woman to the house.' “I will take no other woman. I have watched her there about
the compound. She is fair and gentle. She is unlike the other women of this
A young man hot after a woman | What use is it 2 Send for him and be friends.” " “
The Mahatmaya is very good to us.” “I was wrong, brother. I say it to you myself. I
used shameful words to you. But that was long ago. A young man must have a ...
And what offer of the woman do you talk of 2' “The woman came to the
Mahatmaya while you were away in the chena. She offered herself to him. The
Mahatmaya said to her, “I cannot take you unless the man gives you.” Then he
came to me ...
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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