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If anything went wrong or there was a dispute which I had to settle , they would surround me and make long eloquent guttural speeches , and often if one of them got excited , he would put his hand on my shoulder to emphasize the torrent ...
He laid his hand on the head of the weeping man and spoke to him calmly , eloquently , compassionately . I didn't understand Arabic , but I could understand what he was saying . The dead man had lived , had worked , had died .
When the hand had been played , “ I suppose , Woolf ” , said the angry judge bitterly , “ in Jaffna you don't bid diamonds unless you have thirteen of them . ” Inside I was as angry as the judge , both with myself and with him , and I ...
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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
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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