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They are right then when they say that women's words are lies — in the morning
one thing, at night another. Did I not tell you that I cannot be without you ? Aiyo !
You told me there under the cassia- tree that you Would come to me and cook my
CHAPTER VI It became clear on the morning after Hinni- hami had been given to
the vederala that the sanyasi had rightly interpreted the will of the god, and that
the devil had left Silindu. His eyes no longer presented the glazed appearance, ...
The fools! They come on, crawling still ; that do not know that he is ready for them
now. The fools ! the fools !' The next morning the Korala took with him the
complainant, the accused, and the witnesses, of whom Fernando turned out to be
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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