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He reached Kamburupitiya in the evening of the third day, and asked his way to
the Ratemahatmaya's house. When Silindu reached the Ratemahatmaya's house
, no news of the murder had yet come to Kamburupitiya. He had walked slowly, ...
said to the Ratemahatmaya. ' There's nothing more to be got from him to-night.
We shall have to push on to Beddagama early to-morrow. I suppose it's true what
he says.' ' I think so, sir.' ' Damned curious. I thought he wasn't right in the head ...
I don't think that you know, any more than I do, Ratemahatmaya, what goes on up
there in the jungle. He was a quiet man in the village, I believe that. He only
wanted to be left alone. It must take a lot of cornering and torturing and shooting
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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