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I thought I should come back by a mad way and started out down the coast where there were no roads only sand and palmyra trees . No one ever goes there and the sand has heaped itself up into great curves and ridges .
When they ran my boat up on to the sandy beach at Marichchukaddi and I jumped down into the sand , I felt that , though my body was unwashed and unshaved , my mind had been curiously cleaned and purified . Naturally I was instantly and ...
If you walked towards the sea across the compound , you came out upon a hillock of fine white sand , which was the tip of the promontory . To the right was an absolutely straight stretch of about two miles of the sea shore , dazzling ...
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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