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The judge looked at them and frowned; this increased their fear and confusion.
The judge said something to the interpreter, who asked them their names in an
angry threatening voice. Silindu had forgotten what his ge' name was; the ...
There was a pause while the judge waited for Babun to think of a question. The
silence confused him, and all the eyes looking at him. He fixed his own eyes on
the jungle. At last Babun thought of a question. 'Did you not ask me to give the ...
The judge watched him in silence for some minutes, then he told the interpreter to
call Silindu. Silindu was pushed into the box, the interpreter recited the words of
the affirmation to him. He said, 'I do not understand, Hamadoru.' It took some ...
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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