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him in the face on the opposite side of his body . The thuds on his ribs , the smacks of the tail on his face , and Charles's grumbling growls resounded regularly for some minutes and then the snake was as dead as the cat .
F. H. Price — tall , thin , athletic looking , baldish , with a long hatchet - face , an impassive , unflinching , implacable eye , an air of natural unshakable superiority and of goodhumoured tolerance of so many obviously inferior ...
wrong , and the Jaffna Tamil Association and Mr. Sanderasekara in the right , not right in believing that I would and had hit him in the face , but right in feeling that my sitting on a horse arrogantly in the main street of their town ...
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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