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I do not know why I am so fond of animals . They give me the greatest pleasure both emotionally and intellectually . I get deep affection for cats and dogs , and indeed I for almost every kind of animal which I have kept .
I was very fond of sitting up over a water hole in this way and just watching the animals come and drink ; I took my rifle and sent my horsekeeper with the trap to Wirawila , telling him to come back and pick me up at six the next ...
A wounded leopard is one of the most dangerous of all animals , and to follow him into a dark cave is sheer madness , as Engelbrecht knew even better than I. At ...
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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