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It is full of trees and changing leaves, and therefore completely unlike the open
scrub jungle of the great treeless stretches of sand which in the south you often
find alternating with thick jungle. But it is also quite different from the brilliant ...
I remember one year riding in the morning from my bungalow on the seashore to
the kachcheri through a dead brown world. Everything was completely dried up,
not a sign or sound of life anywhere, not a drop of water, not a speck of mud in ...
Darkness began to fall and soon I had completely lost my way. The sandy track in
the wilderness of sand was quite invisible and there were no villages and no
inhabitants. All I could do was to look at the stars and ride south and trust to luck.
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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