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O that he would take my daughter to his house.” But there are no women for you
here. They are all sickly things, unfit to bear you children.' “My father's brother
married a woman of Kotegoda,” said Babehami. “In those days wives brought ...
There is a woman, this Punchi Menika, the daughter of Silindu. I am going to take
her to live with me." Babehami looked at his brother-in-law, his little eyes moving
restlessly in astonishment and anger. Nanchohami threw up her hands, and ...
Then I came down from the rock and stood by her and said, “Mother, the daughter
at home this night bore a child. I will take this one too to her, and she will give it
the breast.” Then she stretched out her head, and she cried out again, and fell ...
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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