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When I first saw and spoke to him , in the arrogant ignorance of youth and Cambridge , I thought he was inevitably the dumb and dummy figure which I imagined to be characteristic of any captain in the Regular Army .
Sometimes too I thought of that astonishing letter of Ainsworth , do you remember it ? the one I mean which dropped on you after an interval of months dividing it from the deluge of the previous delirium . And then last mail I really ...
The Arachchi made a tiny movement to attract my attention , for he thought I did not see the leopard . At the same moment there was a sudden violent scuttle of the terrified mongoose out of the pig . The next moment there was no leopard ...
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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