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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, ...
The procedure was that I first went to the condemned man's cell, read over to him
the warrant of execution, and asked him whether he had anything to say. Some
said no; several of them asked that their bodies after execution should be ...
In the morning I asked my boy what it all meant. He was very sorry, he said ; the
people, a mother and father, had come from India with the child. The child was
blind, and they had come to Kataragama to ask the God to give him sight. The
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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