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About three months after I went to live in Dutton's bungalow , he told me one evening that he had had a most unpleasant case to try that morning . The Tamil advocate in question had brought a case against a young Burgher girl for abuse ...
And the answer to that was : “ You are receiving in this office 500 letters a day , or 13,000 a month . ... letters would continually increase and eventually you would be answering letters today which you received months and years ago .
... and accurately described in the following letter which I wrote to Lytton about a month after I arrived in Hambantota ... 1908 Hambantota Ceylon I have often been on the point of writing in the last months and never quite reached it ...
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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