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debtor: the permits would be given in favour of the debtors, who were to assign
their rights to Fernando for one-fifth of the crop. It was tacitly understood that if the
four-fifths of the crop exceeded the amount of the loans and interest, the debts ...
But there was a curious obstinacy about him which Babehami recognised and
feared. Babun came back, but he did not squat down again. He stood near
Fernando; his forehead was wrinkled with perplexity. Surely the story could not
be true, ...
There is no evidence of his being a prejudiced witness. There is the evidence of
Fernando that he saw you leaving the complainant's hut at night. You say that
Fernando wants your wife, and that the headman is in league with him against
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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