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... except once or twice the large grey wanderu monkey loping across the road or sitting in attitudes of profoundest despair upon the treetops . Except in the few villages through which we passed we met scarcely any human beings .
The policemen , Dowbiggin and Bowes , hated him for being a lenient magistrate , and sitting on the tennis court after the evening's play I suffered hours of boredom listening to their abuse of him and of his decisions .
... and charming beast ; he had a passion for cigarettes and tobacco , and whenever we had a meal , he would come up on to the verandah or into the sitting - room and wait patiently by the ! table until he was given a cigarette .
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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