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The Arachchi asked me to come and have a look at it. It would be the night of the
full moon, so I told him that I would and that I would spend my night at the water
hole. I was very fond of sitting up over a water hole in this way and just watching ...
I told him about the Hakim dispute and asked him to try to get the rival factions to
agree over an appointment. He said that he would do so, but that if they could not
agree, the right procedure was for them to remit the dispute to Constantinople ...
In fact a few days later the leaders again asked to see me. We had a meeting and
after prolonged discussion a settlement was proposed to which they said all
would agree. Three days later it was announced that the Hakim dispute was
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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
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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