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Isn ' t that true ? Isn ' t that true ? • Yes , Appochchi , yes . It was because they
wanted me for the Mudalali . Then they took the chena away and then they
brought the case . They have taken my man from me , what shall I do ? • Hush , I
am here .
It is not true . It was for you I did it ; and now - after all that - surely in a little all will
be well for you . ' Well ? What is to become of me ? What am I to do ? They will
take you away again and hang you , or keep you in the great house over there .
It was true when they said that I was a useless man in the village . To creep
through the leaves like a jackal ; yes , I can do that ; but what else ? Isn ' t the bad
crop in the chena rightly called Silindu ' s crop . There was never food in my
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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
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