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When Babehami began his story , Babun and Silindu had not really listened to
what he was saying . They were still dazed and confused , they did not quite
understand what was going on . But as he proceeded , they gradually grasped
what he ...
But I did not understand . How many times have I told the little ones - not
understanding - about it all . Always this killing , killing , killing ; everything afraid :
the deer and the pig and the jackal after them , and the leopard himself . Always
•Do you understand , fellow ? ' said the latter . • I don ' t understand , Hamadoru . '
' Explain to him , jailer . ' . * You are not going to be hanged , d ' you understand
that ? You ' ll be kept in prison instead - twenty years . ' • Twenty years ?
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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