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Four men waded out to the boat : the corpse was lifted out and placed on their
shoulders . Forty years ago , when the scene was still vividly in my memory , I
wrote down a description of it , and I think it is better to quote it here verbatim
The habitués were the four or five civil servants , Major Colquhoun , the Gunner
Captain , whose name I cannot remember , Lee , the solicitor ; every now and
then , particularly at week - ends , there would be an invasion of planters .
The scene round the hole was indeed terrible : in the water hole itself were the
carcasses of four wild buffaloes and a sambhur ; round the rock were four dead
wild buffaloes and two dead pigs . At first I did not think that I could stand a night ...
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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