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office I always sent for the head clerk and said to him : “ Every letter received in this kachcheri after this ... the number of letters received daily is so large that it would be totally impossible to answer them in the same day .
I think that my state of mind is honestly and accurately described in the following letter which I wrote to Lytton about a month after I arrived in Hambantota : 2nd Oct. , 1908 Hambantota Ceylon I have often been on the point of writing ...
I received from him the following letter : Downing Street , 16 February , 1912 Sir , I am directed by Mr. Secretary Harcourt to acknowledge the receipt of your letter of the 14th February applying for an extension of your leave of ...
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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