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There was no railway and about once a month I drove or rode to Tangalla and stayed a night or two there in the Government Rest House . One evening on my arrival I found the Duttons in the Rest House ; he had been ordered to come and try ...
But once the revolution was made and delays got rid of in the office , the more the work the more effective is efficiency . One day after I had been transferred from Kandy to Hambantota , I had to go up country on official business .
In my year in Kandy I opened the I shrine only three times , once for the Perahera , once at my request for the Empress , and once at the Diwa Nilame's request for Reginald Farrer , the Himalayan botanist , who had become a Buddhist .
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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