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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, and before it
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 ...
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. I was therefore ...
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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