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If you had put him into armour with a lance in his hand he would have passed
anywhere as Don Quixote , though I think he was the last person to tilt at
windmills . He had retired after 50 years in the Ceylon Civil Service , all of it spent
in Jaffna ...
Walking up what was before the village street , you passed boutique after
boutique , selling flowers and fruit , to be offered in the temple and mutatis
mutandis you might have been passing the shops in Lisieux or even in London ' s
The licence prescribed through what streets the procession might go and always
contained a clause forbidding the beating of tom - toms while the procession was
passing a place of worship belonging to a different religious community .
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Jenney - LibraryThing
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
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This is the second book Leonard Woolf wrote of his life. He is a graceful author, and a sensitive man. Good look into an aristocratic young britisher and his growing up. Read full review