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The Arachchi asked me to come and have a look at it. It would be the night of the
full moon, so I told him that I would and that I would spend my night at the water
hole. I was very fond of sitting up over a water hole in this way and just watching ...
The Arachchi made a tiny movement to attract my attention, for he thought I did
not see the leopard. At the same moment there was a sudden violent scuttle of
the terrified mongoose out of the pig. The next moment there was no leopard
there ; I ...
It turned out that it was the Arachchi himself who owned the buffaloes. You fined
the Arachchi 10 rupees for not carrying out his duties as headman and not seeing
that the buffaloes were impounded. Then, as Police Magistrate, you tried him as ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jenney - LibraryThing
In the feudal society of Ceylon "I felt that there was some depth of happiness rather than pleasure, of satisfaction, . . . which the western world is losing or has lost." (p 158) Judgments such as ... Read full review
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This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review