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Every one in the village knew well that Babehami ' s friends would find no
difficulty in obtaining the authority to clear a chena , and that the Agent Hamadoru
' would never hear from Babehami whether they had cleared four acres or eight .
Silindu never had any money himself , and he was therefore compelled to work
upon the roads . . As the years passed he became more sullen , more taciturn ,
and more lazy . Some evil power - one of the unseen powers which he could not
They never come out from there — not if they are from the jungle . How can they
live in there , always shut in between walls ? These town people they do not mind
, but we - Surely I should know - Iam from Mahawelagama , a village in 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