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I had to spend the night at Anuradhapura , and I was asked to dinner by the
Government Agent , C . T . D . Vigors , at the Residency . Here I had my first
plunge into the social life of a Ceylon civil servant , a life in which I was to be
immersed for ...
In charge of the Province was a Government Agent ( always referred to as the G .
A . ) , a senior civil servant of 20 years ' service or more . The Provincial
government office or offices , the kachcheri , was always in the chief town of the
When the wire of Government came approving his proposal , he asked me (
damn him ) whether I was pleased ; the violence of my “ No , not at all ” absolutely
threw him out and it was only his wife ' s coming into the room which saved him
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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