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There were on the boat three young civil servants, Millington and I going out to
Ceylon, and a young man called Scafe who had just passed into the Indian Civil
Service. There were also two or three Colombo business men, in particular a
planters lived on their dreary tea estates and they enjoyed superficially complete
social equality with the civil servants. ... But there is no doubt that generally the
social position and prospects of a civil servant were counted to be a good deal ...
It must be admitted that success, in this sense, did not depend entirely upon your
competence as a civil servant. A social analysis of the service in my time would, I
think, have revealed the curious fact that, if you were thought to be not much of ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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