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From Hambantota town to Kataragama there were practically no villages and
neither food nor shelter was obtainable . Among pilgrims there are always a large
number of sick people who are brought to the temple to be cured by the God .
A little while afterwards there came by some Sinhalese and the God asked them
to carry him across the river into Kataragama . They did so at once . The God at
that time was a Tamil , but he married into a Sinhalese family in Kataragama and
complete isolation , I enjoyed my fortnight and left Kataragama with slight regret .
The complete self - confidence of the British imperialist in 1910 was really rather
strange . Here was I , an Englishman aged 29 , who had collected in the middle ...
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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
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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