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I was sitting in the kachcheri late one afternoon holding a most exasperating
enquiry — it was , I think , connected with a Kandyan divorce case . The
Ratemahatmaya , the interpreter , the three parties to the case ( the two husbands
and wife ) ...
... centre of my mind on the main business — in this case the villagers and the
enquiry — and attending on the periphery of my mind almost automatically with
the routine stuff which the peons and clerks were continually putting on my table .
My enquiry had just reached a catastrophic climax and I was listening intently to
the hesitating but crucial evidence in Sinhalese of a villager . I glanced at the
paper which the peon had put before me , its image registering only on the
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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