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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 , in particular a ...
planters lived on their dreary tea estates and they enjoyed superficially complete
social equality with the civil servants . ... But there is no doubt that generally the
social position and prospects of a civil servant were counted to be a good deal ...
It must be admitted that success , in this sense , did not depend entirely upon
your competence as a civil servant . A social analysis of the service in my time
would , I think , have revealed the curious fact that , if you were thought to be not
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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