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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 it in writing Price was not one of ...
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 ...
There was none of the usual stir and movement , no smiles , lifting of eyebrows , shakings of the head . They stood quite still , expectant ... I knew them well enough by now to know exactly what was passing through their heads .
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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