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father ten rupees , and told him he would give the other forty some other time —
but the money was never paid . Next day they went back to the Korala ' s house ,
and told a tale how the Korala Mahatmaya had got well on the way to my father ...
We are poor and ignorant , and you have wealth , and women in the town as you
told us . Leave us in peace , aiya , leave us in peace . ' ' It is not lies , ' broke in
Babehami . Truly you are a fool . The woman is ashamed now , and lies to you ...
cannot remember how long it is now since I sat quiet in my compound . Let me
sleep now . I have come straight to you and told you all . I thought at first I would
run away . I could have lived out there for months , and you would not have
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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