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Now , Arachchi , that was nothing ; do not mind what I said then . I was thinking ,
thinking . You know they call me mad in the village . Well , over there for six
months , I heard the judge Hamadoru say that clearly , but to me he said merely ...
But I am a quiet man ; I have that well , Arachchi , don ' t you ? I cannot speak well
- like you , Arachchi - in the court . But this is what I want to say . I do not like this
Babun ; all the trouble has come from him . I am a quiet man in the village , you ...
know that better than I ? But do they call me a good hunter , Arachchi ? skilful ,
cunning ? Do I know the tracks , Arachchi ? ' Of course , every one knows you to
be the best hunter in the district . ' • Aiyo , the best hunter in the district ! And do
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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