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Chapter One THE VOYAGE OUT IP . n October 1904 , I sailed from Tilbury Docks in the P. & O. Syria for Ceylon . I was a Cadet in the Ceylon Civil Service . To make a complete break with one's former life is a strange , frightening , and ...
Today one does the journey easily in four hours . The difference is not unimportant . Up in one's brain and deep down in one's heart and one's belly , the quality of one's life is very much affected by its tempo ; the tempo of living is ...
But if one has the temerity to write an autobiography , then one is under an obligation not to conceal . ... To do this entails revealing as simply as possible one's own simplicity , absurdity , trivialities , nastiness .
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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