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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 ...
The situation was complicated by the fact that the moment was rapidly
approaching when he was going back to England for six months . Nothing that I
said could bring him to make a decision and eventually the day came for our last
The Muhandiram was a very intelligent Sinhalese , English educated ; he had
been sent to Hambantota from another district where he had held a higher post
— in fact he had been demoted for some error or offence . I liked him and talked ...
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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