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Europe has made a deep and wide impression upon the face of all the big towns of Ceylon which I know except upon Jaffna ... village or a congeries of villages which have coalesced into what we now call , because of its size , a town .
When you pass from the town and its suburbs into the country you pass from one life or age into another . It is quite different in Jaffna ; there as soon as you leave the main street , the esplanade , or the seashore , you are in a ...
We ran as hard as we could to the town and on the way he told me that the Buddhists and Moslems , armed with sticks and stones and with the posts which they pulled out of the fences , were fighting one another in front of the mosque .
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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