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I therefore with some trepidation called upon him to ask him to take me in . His bungalow appalled me . It was in a side street , smothered in trees , hot , stuffy , full of mosquitoes and geckos — not a breath of air ever found its way ...
About 6 or 8 miles from Jaffna there was a village called Manippay in which was an American mission with a small hospital and an American doctor in charge . Shipton went off to Manippay and brought the American doctor to see me .
vihare ; in the shrine was a table and on the table five bellshaped caskets , called karanduas , one within the other like Chinese boxes , and under the last and smallest casket lay the Tooth . The Tooth could never be taken out or ...
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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