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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 .
through the village that the headman ' s house had been broken into during the
night , and that Babehami had left at once to complain to the Korala . Late in the
afternoon of the same day the Korala and Babehami arrived in the village .
When Babehami began his story , Babun and Silindu had not really listened to
what he was saying . They were still dazed and confused , they did not quite
understand what was going on . But as he proceeded , they gradually grasped
what he ...
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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