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The habitués were the four or five civil servants , Major Colquhoun , the Gunner Captain , whose name I cannot remember , Lee , the solicitor ; every now and then , particularly at week - ends , there would be an invasion of planters .
Four years before a man in Talawa sold a she - buffalo to a man at Alutwewa , a village about 8 miles away . For four years this buffalo never came back to Talawa . But , he said , a week or so ago she got the disease at Alutwewa ...
The scene round the hole was indeed terrible : in the water hole itself were the carcasses of four wild buffaloes and a sambhur ; round the rock were four dead wild buffaloes and two dead pigs . At first I did not think that I could ...
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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