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planters lived on their dreary tea estates and they enjoyed superficially complete
social equality with the civil servants . ... the social position and prospects of a
civil servant were counted to be a good deal higher than those of a planter .
Night after night we all went up to the head of the Lake to the tennis courts , a
grander and more social ritual than that of Jaffna with a continual futter of females
including a fluctuating stream of visitors , planters , army officers , and their wives
hy Turner aunt from my pal I had found i Chairman of the Ceylon Planters
Association , Turner . I was the judge ' s partner , and I was terribly — and quite
unnecessarily - nervous , and that was undoubtedly the explanation of why
almost at ...
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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