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If you walked to the edge of the bastion and looked down upon the esplanade you saw below you a small erection which looked like a hen coop ; in this there lived another devil or God whose power or reputation was considerable , for many ...
And in the feeble light of the oil lamp on the verandah I saw that the Red Indian face was puckered with worry and she looked as if she might at any moment burst into tears . I felt terribly sorry for them , but far more for her than ...
All the year round day and night , if you looked down that long twomile line of sea and sand , you would see , unless it was very rough , continually at regular intervals a wave , not 176 GROWING.
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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