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Many people dislike the arid sterility of this kind of Asiatic low country . But I lived in it for many years , indeed for most of my time in Ceylon , and it got into my heart and my bones , its austere beauty , its immobility and ...
He suffered too from being a kind of aristocrat and a schoolboy who had never grown up into the world of reality and 1906 . He had an instinctive grasp of a “ situation ” and of the person with whom he was “ dealing ” .
I will give an example or two which will , I think , prove this and will also show the kind of life which I had to lead and the kind of work that an “ imperialist ” administrator ...
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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