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He was passing the shop of the Moorman, who had previously made many loans
in Beddagama : Cassim, who was sitting within doing nothing, knew Babun and
called out to him : ' What are you doing in Kamburupitiya, Babun ? Like cotton ...
The rest, which the magistrate had promised him, seemed however to be still far
off; for early next morning he was taken out of his cell and made to start off with
the police sergeant for Beddagama. The magistrate, riding on a horse, and the ...
he asked. ' I come from Beddagama.' ' Beddagama, I know it. I knew it long ago. I,
too, come from over there, from Maha- welagama, beyond Beddagama. You
should go back to your village, woman.' ' But my man, father, what about my man
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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