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Some distance from Kangesanturai a policeman was waiting on the road to stop us and take us to the Chief Headman's , the Maniagar's house . There we found a young man and a crowd of relations of the small boy , together with headmen and ...
Half - way to Kandy the train was drawing into a station , I suppose it was Ambepussa , and before it I had stopped he impetuously opened the carriage door in order to get out and buy himself an orange or plantain .
One day when I was passing near the village , a large deputation of the women stopped and asked me to help them . The stones which they had fished up had been seized by the Forest Department on the ground that they were “ forest produce ...
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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