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They are all sickly things, unfit to bear you children.' ' My father's brother married
a woman of Kotegoda,' said Babehami. • In those days wives brought dowries
with them — of land. He went to live on her land at Kotegoda : it lies fifty miles
I will tell the Mudalali, and she can come at night to him. Afterwards, perhaps, she
can live at the house ; but at first she must go secretly at night.' ' Ha, ha, Arachchi.
You are clever ! How clever you are ! You think of all things. Yes, it must be all ...
She remembered Babun's words to the Mudalali, ' Surely it is a more bitter thing
to die in a strange place.' It might be a still bitterer thing to live in a strange place.
She was alone in the world ; the only thing left to her was the compound 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
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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