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The only way to travel the hundred odd miles from Anuradhapura to Elephant
Pass was to use what was called the mail coach. The mail coach was the
pseudonym of an ordinary large bullock cart in which the mail bags lay on the
floor and the ...
The road from Anuradhapura to Elephant Pass had been cut absolutely straight
through the kind of solid jungle which covered and still covers a large portion of
Ceylon. If the bullock cart stopped at any time and you looked back along the
I left Anuradhapura at 9 o'clock in the evening of Tuesday, January 3rd, and the
bullock cart with its broken and battered passengers arrived at Elephant Pass at
9 o'clock in the morning of Thursday, January 5th. The town of Jaffna, for which I ...
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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