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The conversation began calmly with the usual platitudinous gambits , but , as it went on , the feeling of agitation and tenseness which I had felt on the verandah of the Tangalla Rest House returned — also the continued sense of her ...
And she began to express it , not openly , but obliquely , by continually returning to Dutton , his retiring nature , his failure in the civil service , the prejudice of everyone , including the authorities , against him .
On my way back suddenly I felt as if my last hour had come ; my heart began to beat as if I had an electric drill inside me and the sky turned black while the earth began revolving round me . I sat down by the side of the road and ...
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Playing tennis with starched whites with the other English administrators and then chatting over G and Ts in the tropical warm of the evening in an old Dutch fort on the north-east coast of Sri Lanka ... Read full review
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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