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On my arrival in Jaffna I was taken in hand by Southorn , who introduced Jimmy
Bowes , the Assistant Superintendent of Police . The four of us , accompanied by
Charles , walked into the vast ancient Portuguese Fort , where I was to live with ...
... had bullied the other bad bridge players into accepting him as a good player
and so had established himself as a kind of dictator of the Jaffna bridge table . Of
all this I , of course , knew nothing that evening , when I was taken by Southorn ...
My work in the office consisted of signing my name on licences and routine
documents and letters , and of checking the accounts . After some weeks of this ,
my temper gave way and I told Southorn that I would not go on doing this , that I
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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