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But the leopardess laughed, and bit the little pig in the back behind the head until
it died, and she called down to the old sow, “Go your way, mother. There are two
cubs at home in the cave, and they are very hungry. Every year I drop but one ...
Every one laughed. 'You are acquitted,” said the old man; 'go back to your
buffaloes.' Babun also did not understand the acquittal of Silindu. Things
appeared to be happening around him as if he were in a dream. The interpreter
came and ...
But now Babun is away for six months. When he comes back, I shall say to him, “
Clear out,” as the judge Hamadoru said. They laughed at me then. A foolish old
man, a mad old man, eh? Ha, ha! little Arachchi, little Arachchi, you have laughed
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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