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Every one in the village knew well that Babehami's friends would find no difficulty
in obtaining the authority to clear a chena, and that the Agent Hamadoru” would
never hear from Babehami whether they had cleared four acres or eight. But the ...
through the village that the headman's house had been broken into during the
night, and that Babehami had left at once to complain to the Korala. Late in the
afternoon of the same day the Korala and Babehami arrived in the village.
Babehami stood down and the Korala entered the witness-box. He was
examined by Mr. Perera. He told his story very simply and quietly. He had met
Babehami, who had told him that his house had been broken into and that a box
had been ...
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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