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The Government sent to take his place as O . A . a man called Leak . Normally he
would never have been appointed an O . A . for he was a senior civil servant . But
he was extremely ill with T . B . and the Government sent him to the dry climate ...
He would playfully bat a dog as he always had done , but he was now so strong
that a playful tap sent the unfortunate dog head over heels , and , when he was
some way from being full grown , none of the dogs would go near him . Now
... in the Boer War were sent to Ceylon and were interned in camps up country .
Engelbrecht was one of them . When the war was over , the prisoners - of - war
were repatriated to South Africa on condition that they took the oath of allegiance
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jenney - LibraryThing
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
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This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review