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Application for one had to be made through him ; it was he who reported if a
clearing had been made without one , or if a man , having been given one ,
cleared more jungle than it allowed him to clear . Every one in the village knew
well that ...
Fernando was not greatly impressed by their reputation for working harmóby
magic ' ; as became a townman , he was somewhat sceptical ; but what was clear
to him was that the headman hated the whole family ; they would get in no ...
Well , I was thinking , you know , now that Babun is over there for six months , I
heard the judge Hamadoru say that clearly , but to me he said merely , “ Clear out
” - I was never a friend of that Babun - all the trouble has come from him he took ...
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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