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The marriage of Punchi Menika and Babun created a great sensation in the
village. The headman and his wife did not at first hide their anger, and the
thought that they had been crossed was not unpleasant to many of the villagers.
'I don't understand,' said Babun. 'Yakko,' said the interpreter angrily, 'do you want
to ask complainant any questions?” 'What questions are there to ask? It is lies
what he said.' There was a pause while the judge waited for Babun to think of a ...
They were quite near the gate of his cell, filling the bathing-trough with water.
Suddenly in one of them he recognised Babun. He jumped up and ran to the bars
of the gate, crying out : “Ohé ! Babun Babun l' Babun looked round. There was no
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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
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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