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Kandy kachcheri always became more and more hectic with an unending stream
of people, clerks, peons, and headmen, bringing in documents and letters which
required my signature or asking me to settle some difficulty. I was therefore ...
I turned angrily upon the peon and said: "Why the devil do you bring the man
here? Take him off to the registrar's room, tell Mr. Jayasuria to prepare the
documents, and bring them to me for signature." Quarter of an hour later the man
and the ...
About 7 a peon brought me four or five boxes containing all the letters. He
opened them and I separated them out for the various departments, writing
orders on them if necessary. In this way I was able to know exactly what had
come into the ...
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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