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It stood upon a peninsula — the Jaffna peninsula , which is connected with the mainland of Ceylon by a narrow causeway , Elephant Pass . As we approached Elephant Pass in the early morning , the country gradually changed .
The train from Elephant Pass to Jaffna was slow , grunting , grinding . Though I was dazed by the bucketing of the interminable bullock cart and in a state of nervous trepidation and anticipation with regard to what awaited me in my ...
In the jungle the wild elephant was always to me the most alarming of all the animals . Coming upon him suddenly , as I so often did , in thick jungle he seemed to me gigantic towering up above me ; there is , too , something primeval ...
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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
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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