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Intelligence and the intellectual produced the same feeling of uneasiness , suspicion , and dislike among the white population of Jaffna and Ceylon as they had on the P. & O. Syria , in St. Paul's School , and in nearly all strata or ...
nearly from over - eagerness to justify himself gave himself away . When the wire of Government came approving his proposal , he asked me ( damn him ) whether I was pleased ; the violence of my " No , not at all ” absolutely threw him ...
... 106-109 ; relations with staff , 107-112 ; unpopularity in Jaffna , 111 ; reported to Governor , III - 114 ; relations with Price , 115119 ; I 24-127 ; Acting A.G.A. Mannar , 119-124 ; twice nearly swindled , 127– 131 ; 0 .
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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