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Every one in the village knew well that Babehami ' s friends would find no
difficulty in obtaining the authority to clear a chena , and that the Agent Hamadoru
' would never hear from Babehami whether they had cleared four acres or eight .
The Korala Mahatmaya is a hard man : he said to me , “ Arachchi , there are guns
in your village for which no permit has been given by the Agent Hamadoru . ” I
said to him , “ Ralahami , if there be , the fault is not mine . ” Then he said , “ The ...
I have been to the Kachcheri to lay a complaint before the Agent Hamadoru . The
Agent Hamadoru is away on circuit . I cannot learn where he is or when he
returns . ' " Ohé ! a complaint ? Those dogs of peons ! Every one knows where the
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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