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'I do not understand,' he said at last. “I do not understand this. The woman went to
the Mahatmaya 2 Offered herself? Aiya, that cannot be so. Surely she would be
afraid? Yet you yourself say it's true. Aiyo, I do not understand. I must go to the ...
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 time to
make him understand that he had only to repeat the words after the interpreter.
He sighed ...
“Do you understand, fellow P' said the latter. 'I don't understand, Hamadoru.' '
Explain to him, jailer.' 'You are not going to be hanged, d'you understand that?
You'll be kept in prison instead—twenty years.” 'Twenty years ” 'Yes, twenty years.
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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
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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