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always about my door crying for a handful of kurakkan 2 Fool | I tell you my
brother's children in Kotegoda will bring you land, paddy land, and cocoanuts.
There is no difference between one woman and another.' “I tell you I want no
a wife, and now I will bring this girl into the compound.” But they were very angry,
for they want to marry me to a woman of Kotegoda, because of the land which
she would bring as dowry. To-night they abused me, and there was a quarrel.
They were trying to bring evil upon me and my daughter. The Mudalali wanted
the girl. They were still trying to bring evil on me, so I said, “Enough.” I took the
gun and I went out with the Arachchi over there to the chena, and I shot him
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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