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They are all sickly things, unfit to bear you children.' “My father's brother married a
woman of Kotegoda,” said Babehami. “In those days wives brought dowries with
them—of land. He went to live on her land at Kotegoda : it lies fifty miles away, ...
How clever you are You think of all things. Yes, it must be all done quietly, quietly.
” “Very well, Silindu, I will tell the Mudalali. It is a good thing to end all this trouble,
like this.' 'Yes, it is a very good thing to end it—like this. Yes—like this, like this.
She remembered Babun's words to the Mudalali, 'Surely it is a more bitter thing to
die in a strange place.' It might be a still bitterer thing to live in a strange place.
She was alone in the world; the only thing left to her was the compound and the ...
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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