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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 debts
Will you sit down, aiya ?' said Babun. 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 cKena crop be good, do you think ?
But there was a curious obstinacy about him which Babehami recognised and
feared. Babun came back, but he did not squat down again. He stood near
Fernando ; his forehead was wrinkled with perplexity. Surely the story could not
be true, ...
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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