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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 i-ito 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 of
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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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