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Silindu and Babun were locked up in this cage, and a court peon stood by the
gate in charge of them. There was no other furniture in the room except the
witness-box, a small square wooden platform surrounded by a wooden
balustrade on ...
The court interpreter, a Sinhalese Mahatmaya in coat and trousers, stood upon a
small wooden step near the bench. The judge spoke to him in an angry voice.
The interpreter replied in a soothing deferential tone. The conversation being in ...
They put handcuffs on his hands, and led him through the streets to the court.
Silindu's case was the first case for trial. He did not pay much attention to the
proceedings —he continued to mumble the Pali stanza— but he felt the greater
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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