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Now finding myself without a bungalow, I decided to ask Dutton to take me in. It
was a bold step. I knew that the rest of Jaffha's white population would strongly
disapprove, but I had built up a reputation of being an extremely competent civil ...
When I got back in the late afternoon and walked into my room in the bungalow, I
was wearing a pair of white flannel trousers. Three minutes later I looked down
and saw that the trousers half-way up to the knee had turned black. They were ...
One evening, when I was doing this, I arrived at the bungalow before the carts. I
tied my pony to a tree and went off into the jungle north of the bungalow. I had
often seen peafowl in the neighbourhood and I thought I would try to find the big ...
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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