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Will you kill me with your words ? I will never leave you nor my sister.' Babun
turned upon her : ' Are the words in the jungle nothing then ? Did you lie to me
when you said you would come to my house ? They are right then when they say
What has that to do with it ? It is time for you to marry, and leave that filth.' ' What is
the good, brother, of beginning this again ? It will only lead to angry words again.
I told you, so many years back, that I want no other wife than this. It is the same ...
From time to time the judge said a few sharp words in English to the interpreter :
Silindu and Babun were never quite certain whether he was or was not speaking
to them, or whether, when the interpreter spoke to them in Sinhalese, the words ...
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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