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I felt terribly sorry for them , but far more for her than for him . It became indeed so painful , this patter of expressed and unexpressed misery , that I made some excuse and went off to bed , promising to come and see them if I was ...
I hardly knew Shipton and I did not like to tell him that I felt ill , so I crawled out of bed and joined him at breakfast on the verandah . There is an eastern dish called hoppers , which is I believe a corruption of the Tamil “ appam ...
For a moment I thought it was a dream , but when I realized its reality , I was so much amused by the words and the solemn spectacle that I felt that the crisis was past and that I should certainly recover .
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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