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He seized it , luckily behind the head , and began to shake it violently as if it were
a rat . It was a strange sight . With every shake he gave it , its body gave him a
violent blow on the ribs and the tail curled round like the thong of a whip and hit ...
... and his conversation generally lurid smut , but every now and again he would
break out into melancholy self - pity and sentimentality . In a letter to Lytton on
February 27th , 1905 , I gave a description of him which is perhaps worth quoting
: I ...
Then I took the ploughs and bulls to Tissa and gave demonstrations there .
Almost at once I got applications for 80 or 90 ploughs , which I immediately
ordered from Colombo . In the end 3,140 acres were cultivated , of which 2,420
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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