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Mrs. Lewis , true to the type of all the Mrs. Jennings's who have lived since , and indeed before , 1813 , was an inveterate matchmaker . In this character she once unsuccessfully tried her hand upon me , the other victim of her artless ...
Down on the seashore it is a mixture of Holland and England in a number of houses solidly built , with porticoes and verandahs , in which lived white government servants , some wealthy Tamils , and an old retired Government Agent ...
For the first three months another civil servant lived with me , the Superintendent of Police , now Sir Francis Graeme ... in Ceylon was that I almost always was living in someone else's bungalow or had someone else to live in mine .
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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