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As I walked out of the Secretariat into the Colombo sun , which in the late morning hits one as if a burning hand were smacking one's face , the whole of my past life in London and Cambridge seemed suddenly to have vanished , to have ...
that I had returned to Colombo en route back to London and his home . So he set off back again by the way we had come , down the railway line to Colombo . At any rate , two Church Missionary Society lady missionaries , Miss Beeching and ...
Next day I departed for Colombo , and from Colombo , with my sister Bella , now married to the Assistant Director of the Peradeniya Gardens , I sailed for England . Chapter Five EPILOGUE my Ur boat left Colombo on May 245 HAMBANTOTA.
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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