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The “ young girl ” , I discovered , though the niece of one of my own very respectable clerks , was a notorious Jaffna character — a " loose liver ” , as they said ; at the moment she was being kept by a Tamil lawyer .
There we found a young man and a crowd of relations of the small boy , together with headmen and the policeman . The story was this : the child had been last seen with a young man in a bullock cart driving towards the coast .
On the sandy shore in front of our bungalow there was practically no rise and fall of tide and rarely a wave . There was always a strong smell of sea and seaweed . Not very from us at that time lived two young English girls with their ...
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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