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Then he thought he had been a fool to lose his temper and threaten openly. But
how could one deal with cattle like these people ? He began to grow angry again
, but he recognised that it was useless and dangerous further to show his anger ...
was sitting in the compound with Babehami, chewing betel, he opened the
subject ' I thought to get your wife's brother to oversee my chenas. He is a good
man, I think.' Babehami spat. ' What will you pay him ? ' One twentieth of the crop.
Then, as I went, I thought of the old buffalo who is wounded and charges upon '
Silindu caught sight of the gun and rifle, and stopped. ' Ah ! the Hamadoru is a
hunter, too ? He knows the jungle ?' he asked eagerly. ' Yes, I know the jungle.
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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