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There were on the boat three young civil servants , Millington , and I going out to Ceylon , and a young man called Scafe who had just passed into the Indian Civil Service . There were also two or three Colombo business men ...
planters lived on their dreary tea estates and they enjoyed superficially complete social equality with the civil servants . They belonged to the same clubs , played tennis together , and occasionally intermarried .
In order that the reader may understand the autobiographical story of the following six years , I must say a few words about the organization of the Ceylon Civil Service in the year 1905. The island was divided administratively into ...
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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