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Nanchohami laughed . “ There is no difficulty . When you go to the chena the
women look after you and smile and say , “ Chi ! chi ! There goes a man . O that
he would take my daughter to his house . " But there are no women for you here .
They threw stones at her . That was long ago in the jungle . But now Babun is
away for six months . When he comes back , I shall say to him , “ Clear out . " as
the judge Hamadoru said . They laughed at me then . A foolish old man , a mad
He shot two men dead up there in the jungle . • Chi ! chi ! why did he do that ? '
He ' s mad , father , as mad as you . ' The old man turned and looked hard at
Silindu , while Silindu stared at him . The spectators laughed at the curious sight .
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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
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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