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The court interpreter , a Sinhalese Mahatmaya in coat and trousers , stood upon
a small wooden step near the bench . The judge spoke to him in an angry voice .
The interpreter replied in a soothing deferential tone . The conversation being in
When ? ' • Three or four days ago . ' • You know nothing more , yourself , about
this ? ' ' No , Hamadoru . Neither Babun nor Babehami ' s proctor asked Silindu
any questions ; he was told to go away , and was pushed out of court by the peon
It was right for them also to consider the demeanour of the prisoner while in court
, his apparent listlessness and lack of interest in what was going on . They must ,
however , remember that if the defence of insanity was to succeed , they must ...
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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