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I have been to the Kachcheri to lay a complaint before the Agent Hamadoru . The
Agent Hamadoru is away on circuit . I cannot learn where he is or when he
returns . " Ohé ! a complaint ? Those dogs of peons ! Every one knows where the
•No , Hamadoru . ' Do you know the Mudalali Fernando ? ' No , Hamadoru . ' You
don ' t know him ? Doesn ' t he stay in the hut adjoining your coinpound ? ' I have
seen him there . I have never spoken with him . ' * Did you hear of anything ...
the Hamadoru know that ? — with all the lies they told . ... Ah ! the Hamadoru is a
hunter , too ? He knows the jungle ? ' he asked eagerly . Yes , I know the jungle . '
Good ; then the Hamadoru will understand . The evil and the killing there “ Yes ...
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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