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It attacked all cattle including the buffaloes . It is a cruel and disgusting disease ; often I have come upon a diseased bull or buffalo wandering about in a field or jungle with half its face eaten away by maggots .
The disease had died out among the wild buffaloes , but immense numbers had died . I recorded that “ I have not seen 25 buffaloes , though I went about to look for them , where last year I must have seen two or three hundred .
Then you gave me your gun ; you were riding a horse and you said that you would go and drive the buffalo down to me and that I was to shoot it . This we did . Then you asked who owned these buffaloes and why had they been allowed to ...
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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