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The crude exoticism of what was to be my life or my dream for the next few years
was brought home to me by two trivial and absurd incidents in the next few hours
after my arrival . It was a rule of the P . & O . not to take dogs on their boats and I ...
Indeed within four months of my arrival in Ceylon and three months of my arrival
in Jaffna , I was , to all intents and purposes , left for two weeks entirely and solely
in charge of the Northern Province , because the G . A . was miles away and out ...
Two days later the party arrived and their leader Count Frijs called on me ,
accompanied by his daughter . The Count was a tall , very good - looking Swede
; the Countess made my heart , chaste and chastened by two years in
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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