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With every shake he gave it , its body gave him a violent blow on the ribs and the tail curled round like the thong of a whip and hit a him in the face on the opposite side of his 39 JAFFNA.
What showed me that he had so completely grasped my position was that when he gave me the telegram he said : “ of course if you prefer it I will tear this up now and you can go off tonight .
Then I took the ploughs and bulls to Tissa and gave demonstrations there . Almost at once I got applications for 80 or 90 ploughs , which I immediately ordered from Colombo . In the end 3,140 acres were cultivated , of which 2,420 were ...
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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