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'Did you not ask me to give the woman to the Mudalali 2' 'No,' said Babehami. '
Did not the Mudalali call her to go to his house?' 'I know nothing of that.' 'Weren't
you angry when I married the woman P' * No.' Babun turned desperately to the ...
“It is true that the Mudalali will take your daughter. He is a good man; and the
trouble came from Babun, as you say.” 'That is it, Arachchi, that is it. Let the
Mudalali take Punchi Menika. My daughter cannot live with thieves now. She will
go to the ...
“Hamadoru,” he said, 'I have killed the Arachchi and the Mudalali.” The
Ratemahatmaya sat up. “You? What? What do you mean 2 Who are you?' 'I am
Silindu of Beddagama. The Arachchi brought a false case against me and my
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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