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resident sportsmen might shoot . The issuing of licences to shoot big game - elephant , buffalo , and deer — was in my hands and in the open season sportsmen from all over the world used to come to Hambantota for big game shooting .
... pattus snipe were plentiful in the wet season , and on the lewayas and irrigation tanks there was good teal shooting . Before I came to the District I had done very little shooting , but I soon began to do quite a lot of it .
a shoot and he asked me to come and see his trophies . His shooting had improved enormously since the evening at Tissa . I cannot now remember exactly what he showed me , but certainly several deer and I rather think a bear .
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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