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In Calcutta and Simla , in Colombo and Nuwara Eliya , the social structure and relations between Europeans rested on the same kind of snobbery , pretentiousness , and false pretensions as they did in Putney or Peckham .
a that I had returned to Colombo en route back to London and his home . So he set off back again by the way we had come , down the railway line to Colombo . At any rate , two Church Missionary Society lady missionaries , Miss Beeching ...
One day I received from the Government in Colombo a telegram informing me that Baron Blixen , a Danish cousin of Queen Alexandra , was coming to shoot in my District , and I was to help him in every way possible .
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Playing tennis with starched whites with the other English administrators and then chatting over G and Ts in the tropical warm of the evening in an old Dutch fort on the north-east coast of Sri Lanka ... Read full review
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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