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The notice said that spitting on the verandah was forbidden and the peons were
ordered to turn out anyone who spat . One day one of my own clerks spat and I
told him to clean the spot . “ He refused ” , I wrote at the time , “ but , when he saw
Kandy kachcheri always became more and more hectic with an unending stream
of people , clerks , peons , and headmen , bringing in ... That afternoon a peon
suddenly came into my room accompanying a white man whom I did not know .
I turned angrily upon the peon and said : " Why the devil do you bring the man
here ? Take him off to the registrar ' s room , tell Mr . Jayasuria to prepare the
documents , and bring them to me for signature . ” Quarter of an hour later the
man and ...
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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