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The army officers had , of course , high social claims , as they have always and
everywhere , but in Ceylon there were too few of them to be of social importance .
In Kandy and the mountains , hundreds of British ev planters lived on their dreary
ev planters lived on their dreary tea estates and they enjoyed superficially
complete social equality with the civil servants . ... the social position and
prospects of a civil servant were counted to be a good deal higher than those of a
against the planter , and , whenever he got near him , instead of hitting the ball
took a full - blooded swipe at the unfortunate planter ' s shins . I knew the Punjabi
quite well and had often played with him , and I tried gently and tactfully to ...
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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