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This applied even to Government servants. He would never see the head clerk or
the kachcheri Mudlayar, who was a kind of A.D.C. to the G.A. and head of all the
headmen — even these officers if they wanted to say anything to him had to put ...
office I always sent for the head clerk and said to him: "Every letter received in
this kachcheri after this week must be answered on the day of its receipt unless it
is waiting for an order from me or from the G.A." The answer of the head clerk was
There was none of the usual stir and movement, no smiles, lifting of eyebrows,
shakings of the head. They stood quite still, expectant, their eyes fixed first on the
woman, then on Engelbrecht, then on me. I knew them well enough by now to ...
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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