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everyone's work became easier . Five minutes after this , to me , eminently satisfactory testimonial , I literally saved the head clerk's life . Half - way to Kandy the train was drawing into a station , I suppose it was Ambepussa ...
The enquiry had dragged on all the afternoon , because the witnesses and indeed the principals came from some remote mountain village and were so overawed by the Kandy kachcheri that they became practically speechless and what they had ...
my mind Kandy kachcheri always became more and more hectic with an unending stream of people , clerks , peons , and headmen , bringing in documents and letters which required my signature or asking me to settle some difficulty .
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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