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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, I was thinking, you know
, now that Babun is over there for six months, I heard the judge Hamadoru say
You know 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. I
said to ...
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 you know,
Arachchi, that I am afraid of the jungle ?' ' So they say. What are you afraid of ?
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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