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There was a well - known water hole about 1 } miles through the jungle on the left of the road , and he told me that it was in a terrible state as there were bodies of dead buffaloes in and around it . It was the dry season and there ...
I was told — very confidentially — that in a latrine that I was having built in the town the work was being done in a most dishonest way with the connivance of the Government officer responsible . What should have been solid cement ...
The output was about 300 fathoms a year and I was told that as many as 2,400 women work off and ona number which seemed to me quite incredible . When I went to see the diving , the women told me that they never got malaria .
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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