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Leonard Woolf. his hold upon the villagers. Application for one had to be made
through him; it was he who reported if a clearing had been made without one, or
if a man, having been given one, cleared more jungle than it allowed him to clear.
Well, I was thinking, you know, now that Babun is over there for six months, I
heard the judge Hamadoru say that clearly, but to me he said merely, “Clear out”
—I was never a friend of that Babun—all the trouble has come from him—he took
Babun was sent to prison by the judge Hamadoru, but to me he said, “Clear out.”
The case was false. 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, ...
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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