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The Arabs , on the other hand , although extremely polite , treated me ... me and
make long eloquent guttural speeches , and often if one of them got excited , he
would put his hand on my shoulder to emphasize the torrent of his words .
He laid his hand on the head of the weeping man and spoke to him calmly ,
eloquently , compassionately . I didn ' t understand Arabic , but I could
understand what he was saying . The dead man had lived , had worked , had
died . He had ...
I was the judge ' s partner , and I was terribly — and quite unnecessarily -
nervous , and that was undoubtedly the explanation of why almost at once ,
holding quite a good hand which included six diamonds , I did not bid . When the
hand had ...
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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
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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