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It is not lies , ' broke in Babehami . Truly you are a fool . The woman is ashamed
now , and lies to you , and you believe . But what has that to do with it ? The
Mahatmaya is now ready to take the woman . It is time that this folly should end .
It is lies what he said . ' There was a pause while the judge waited for Babun to
think of a question . The silence confused him , and all the eyes looking at him .
He fixed his own eyes on the jungle . At last Babun thought of a question . • Did
Is it lies that you told me just now ? ' The other became serious again at once .
Lies ? No , no . I do not tell lies . Aiyo , it is all true . But what was it you were
saying just then ? Ah , yes . You were afraid , afraid of the hanging and the
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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