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He was responsible for all municipal and local government, for all minor roads
and minor irrigation works, for sale or development of Crown Lands, for welfare
work, for law and order, and for a great deal of paternal government unknown in ...
He must, I suppose, when a boy, have had a brain a good deal better than the
average, and so he won scholarships which lifted him out of the welter of the
elementary school into the Ceylon Civil Service. Unfortunately this meant that he
... less comfortable — and I had been in acute discomfort for days — and when I
left the koddu about midnight, I was recovered. There was a great deal to be said
against our rule of Ceylon, which, of course, was bleak "imperialism" or what is ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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