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'Will they hang him, aiya P' asked the boutique-keeper. 'Yes, he'll be hanged,
sure enough,' said the peon. “He confessed it himself, you see.' “But they never
really hang people, I am told. They send them away to a prison a long way off.
"Aiya,' said the old man to the peon, 'who is going to hang this hunter?' “The
Government of course. He will be tried by the judge, and then they will hang him.'
'This is another thing which I do not understand. To the madman this seems
It is too late. They will hang me, they will hang me, and what then, old man, what
then 2' The old man began to shake with laughter. He mumbled incoherently,
pulling at his beard and long hair with his hands. The scene caused great
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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