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But at night we lay on the postbags, the District Engineer on one side and I on the
other with the dog between us. Each time that the rolling of the cart flung the D.E.
towards my side and therefore on to Charles, there was a menacing growl and ...
I immersed myself in, I became obsessed by my work — but only with one side of
my work. I disliked the European side of it, the white sahib side of it, the kind of
second-rate (as it appeared to me) pomp and circumstance which surrounded ...
Next morning the leading Moslems and Buddhists came to see me, and the
following entry in my official diary shows what happened : The leaders on both
sides wished to settle the matter of yesterday amicably. No one had been
seriously hurt ...
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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