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But the yakka answered, fighting against the power, “Something must be given.”
The master said, “Unless she be given, do not leave the man. Am I to die for this
foolish man's sake?” Then the god said, “Yes, something must be given—either ...
'The god said that one must be given, and it was done. I was given, and the man
took me. Surely the gods cannot lie. The evil has been driven out ; and as for the
man, I am not frightened of him.' 'Anál' said the mocking voice of the vederala ...
permit could be given to Babun and Silindu this year. It was a Government rule
that permits were to be given only to fit persons. Babun and Silindu were not fit
persons, therefore no permits could be given to them. That was all. They returned
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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