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... as one does when one is on the Government side of the fence in the administration or on the Bench or in the police , the less sentimental sympathy one gets for him , for he is usually a very nasty and brutish man .
After tennis I usually went down to the Kandy Club . In those days in an Asiatic station where there was " the Club ” , it was a symbol and centre of British imperialism although perhaps we might not be fully conscious of it .
In fact both the G.A. and the Diwa Nilame , as he was usually called , had a key to the shrine , and without the two being present the door could not be unlocked . In practice I , as 0.A. , kept the G.A.'s key , and arranged with ...
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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