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Sanders , the D.J. , was a small , fat whisky - drinking man of 49 whom I never got to know well , because he was soon transferred to another station . Dutton , the P.M. , was a strange character ; a strange fate , partly due to me ...
... month after I arrived in Hambantota : 2nd Oct. , 1908 Hambantota Ceylon I have often been on the point of writing in the last months and never quite reached it , perhaps because I knew that it would never be the time until you did .
Coming face to face with a buffalo , a bear , or a leopard one felt pretty sure of what he would do , and in 999 cases out of a 1,000 one was right ; I never felt that I had any idea of what an elephant would do : he might pay no ...
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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