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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 .
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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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