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I experienced it again during my three years in the Hambantota District. I
acquired a taste for it which I have never lost, not for the permanent solitude of
the hermit, or even for long periods of it, but for interludes of complete isolation.
Even today ...
I set out to make the Hambantota District the best administered in the island, and I
do not think that I deceive or flatter myself when I say that I succeeded. I will give
an example or two which will, I think, prove this and will also show the kind of ...
The Hambantota District used to be called a "sportsman's paradise". There was a
great deal of "big game" in the jungles of Magampattu : leopard, bear, elephant,
buffalo, sambhur deer, spotted deer, and pig. Both in Magampattu and in the two
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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