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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 much of a " good fellow " ur not much of a “ gentleman ” , this was considered by the Colonial Secretary ...
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 ...
... 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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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