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In the stories and in the conversations on the Jaffna tennis court ( and off it ) there
was the same incongruous mixture of public school toughness , sentimentality ,
and melancholy . When in the tropics the glaring , flaring day ends with the ...
After I had lived some months with Dutton , I began to urge him to mix with other
people and suggested that he should come with me one evening to the tennis
courts . At first he refused , but I saw that he was rather anxious to do so , and that
He was a Judge of the Supreme Court and was in Kandy holding the Assizes ; he
and Mrs . Middleton were pleasant people , but almost impossibly respectable .
The Judge had rapped me on the knuckles for not having attended his Court ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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