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The captain had another characteristic , shared by me : he had a passion for
every kind of game . During the day we played the usual deck games , chess ,
draughts , and even noughts and crosses , and very late late at night when the
Many people dislike the arid sterility of this kind of Asiatic low country . But I lived
in it for many years , indeed for most of my time in Ceylon , and it got into my heart
and my bones , its austere beauty , its immobility and unchangeableness ...
Whenever I went he was holding a kind of small durbar of chief headmen , for he
was still a kind of underground power in the peninsula . He was a formidable old
man though quite friendly to me . I never had the courage to ask him whether it ...
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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