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And Angohami there, who whines about her Podi Sinho, her man has had twenty
-five kurunies since the reaping of the last crop.' These words of Nanchohami
were not without effect. An uneasy movement began among the little group of ...
There is Karlinahami to feed too. If you could but lend me ten kurunies ! I would
repay it twofold at the reaping of Nugagahahena.' Babehami chewed for some
minutes, and then spat with great deliberation. ' I have no grain to lend now,
asking for — only ten kurunies — -and surely the barn behind your house is full.' '
There is very little grain in the barn now, and what there is will not last me until
the reaping of the next crop. There is the old man, my father, to be fed, and my ...
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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