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Nanchohami threw up her hands , and began in a voice which shrilled and fluted
with anger : Ohé ! So we are to take veddas into the house , and I am to call a
pariah sister ! A fine and a rich wife ! A pariah woman , a vedda , a daughter of a ...
The judge spoke to him in an angry voice . The interpreter replied in a soothing
deferential tone . The conversation being in English was unintelligible to Babun
and Silindu . Then the door of their cage was unlocked , and they were led out
was hot , heavy , oppressive ; the voices of those who spoke seemed both to
themselves and to the others unreal in the stillness . ... The judge said something
to the interpreter , who asked them their names in an angry threatening voice .
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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