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Then they took him to the Maniagar's house , beat him with sticks and whips , pushed pins down his nails , and tortured him generally until he confessed . He said that he had taken the boy to Kangesanturai , carried him out into the sea ...
He then took a step which almost certainly saved my life . About 6 or 8 miles from Jaffna there was a village called Manippay in which was an American mission with a small hospital and an American doctor in charge .
Eventually they had to contrive to get the other leg tied by another rope to another tree and I think they finally tamed him in the usual way by bringing up tame elephants who took him prisoner , as it were , between them .
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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