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The day after my arrival I went down to the harbour to meet the Bibby boat .
Charles , who had been overfed by the fond ship ' s butcher and was now
inordinately fat , greeted me with wild delight . He tore about ecstatically as we
walked along ...
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