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When the women told Silindu that his wife was delivered of two girls , he rushed
into the hut and began to beat his wife on the head and breasts as she lay on the
mat , crying , · Vesi ! vesi mau ! Where is the son who is to carry my gun into the ...
He found Silindu squatting under a ragged mustard - tree which stood in the
compound , and he squatted down by his side . He did not like Silindu ; he had
always an uncomfortable feeling in the presence of this wild man , who never
spoke to ...
When Silindu entered the room with the Ratemahatmaya , the magistrate was
lying in a long chair reading a book . He got up and went over to sit down at the
writing - table . He was the white Hamadoru , whom Silindu had seen before in
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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