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debtor : the permits would be given in favour of the debtors , who were to assign
their rights to Fernando for one - fifth of the crop . It was tacitly understood that if
the four - fifths of the crop . exceeded the amount of the loans and interest , the ...
Fernando sat down upon it . Babun squatted opposite to him , while Punchi
Menika stood behind , leaning against the doorpost . Well , Babun , ' said
Fernando , ' will the chena crop be good , do you think ? ' Who can say , aiya ,
who can say ?
He stood near Fernando ; his forehead was wrinkled with perplexity . Surely the
story could not be true , and yet how could it be false ? Why should the
Mahatmaya and Babehami lie to him ? The simplicity of his character made him
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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