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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 and, ...
I said I could do this and I went to my old friend the Diwa Nilame, Nugawela
Ratemahatmaya, and asked him to get the very finest show of Kandyan dancing
ever seen in the Kandyan district. He really did so and it was superb. He turned
out all ...
The Arachchi asked me to come and have a look at it. It would be the night of the
full moon, so I told him that I would and that I would spend my night at the water
hole. I was very fond of sitting up over a water hole in this way and just watching ...
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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