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All the way up to Elephant Pass I saw hardly any birds and ... Except in the few villages through which we passed we met scarcely any human beings . In the day the heat and dust were terrific ; the bullock cart creaked and groaned and ...
It stood upon a peninsula — the Jaffna peninsulawhich is connected with the mainland of Ceylon by a narrow causeway , Elephant Pass . As we approached Elephant Pass in the early morning , the country gradually changed .
Walking up what was before the village street , you passed boutique after boutique , selling flowers and fruit , to be offered in the temple and mutatis mutandis you might have been passing the shops in Lisieux or even in London's ...
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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