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At a signal from the diver the man paid out the rope as fast as he could and the diver on the stone was carried to the floor of the sea . There he shovelled oysters into a large basket which was attached to another rope .
passing to carry him across . They said that they were on the way to Palatupana to collect salt and could not do so , but they would carry him across on their way back . A little while afterwards there came by some Sinhalese and the God ...
When a high caste man died , his corpse was carried out of his compound to cremation or burial not through the gate , but part of the cadjan fence was torn down and the corpse was carried out through the hole . Suddenly one of the lower ...
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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