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In theory the fishing ended each day in the early afternoon, the dhows raced back
before the wind blowing from the sea, the divers dumped their oysters and the
Government had taken its share and the koddu was cleared by the late afternoon.
I was sitting in the kachcheri late one afternoon holding a most exasperating
enquiry — it was, I think, connected with a Kandyan divorce case. The Ratemahat
- maya, the interpreter, the three parties to the case (the two husbands and wife),
We took • the whole afternoon to do another \\ miles through water two or three
feet deep. At Yala the watch station was under water and had been abandoned;
the Watchers' families and their cattle were living on rough platforms made of ...
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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