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'Aiya, aiya, is this a true tale 2' 'Why should I tell you what is false? Did I not live
twenty years there in Colombo 2. It is a great town. In the morning I went and
walked on the stone road that has been built into the sea, and within is the
I cannot tell you what he said.' 'Nonsense. You have beaten my servant and you
must tell me why, or I must go to the headman.' 'Aiya, why force me to tell what is
shameful ?” 'What nonsense. Are you a child, then 2 What shame is there in ...
“Aiya, how can I tell his name?' 'What was his name, fool P' “They called him
Babun.' 'What was he convicted for P' “It was a false case. They said he had
robbed the Arachchi.' 'Oh, that man, yes. The Arachchi was killed afterwards,
wasn't he ...
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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