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... never flagged , but its loadstone was shop , sport , or gossip , and , if anyone or
anything turned it for a moment in some other direction , it soon veered back to its
permanent centre of attraction . But we were all rather grand , a good deal ...
... I had been in acute discomfort for days — and when I left the koddu about
midnight , I was recovered . There was a great deal to be said against our rule of
Ceylon , which , of course , was bleak “ imperialism ” or what is now fashionably ...
I refused to go in to help him , and eventually , having swallowed a great deal of
sea - water , exhausted and angry , he struggled ashore . I too was angry ,
especially when I heard that it was being widely said that I had behaved in a
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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
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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