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Well , is anything given for nothing ? Do they give you rice in the bazaar for
nothing , or kurakkan or cloth ? Do they ? Fool , why do you stand there looking at
me like a buffalo ? You - your man , tell him that I have been here , and what I
Stand up , yakko , stand up . Make him stand up . ' The servant boy kicked Silindu
in the ribs , and told him to stand up . Silindu rose slowly . Now , then . You say
you have killed the Arachchi and the Mudalali . Is that Fernando , the boutique ...
... and not fond of taking responsibilities . The sudden appearance of Silindu with
this strange story out of the darkness had upset him . He was very annoyed when
Silindu again sank down into a squatting position . ' Stand up , fellow , ' he said ...
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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