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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
What in fact happened was that I had put the finishing touches to a fašade behind
which I could conceal or camouflage my intellect and also hide from most people
, both in Ceylon and for the remainder of my life , the fact that I am mentally ...
... upon the bridge table and I felt that something had happened . In fact what had
happened , thanks to the green collar , the dead cat , and my ability to play bridge
better than Sir Herbert Dowbiggin ( whom I got to like very much 40 GROWING.
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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