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'I have been to the Kachcheri to lay a complaint before the Agent Hamadoru. The
Agent Hamadoru is away on circuit. I cannot learn where he is or when he returns
.” “Ohé ! a complaint 2 Those dogs of peons! Every one knows where the Agent ...
'I don't know, Hamadoru.' 'You are not on bad terms with him personally.” 'I have
nothing against him. He does not like me, they say.” 'Why doesn't he like you?” “
Hamadoru, how should I know that 2' 'You have never had any quarrel with him ...
'Yes, Hamadoru.' “Ah, I thought so. Well, Ratemahatmaya, I suppose I had better
record your statement first in form. Come on, now.' The Ratemahatmaya made a
short statement of how Silindu had come to him, and what he had said.
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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