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The conversation never flagged , but its loadstone was shop , sport , or gossip , and , if anyone or anything turned it for a moment in some other direction , it soon veered back to its permanent centre of attraction .
He turned upon me , red in the face , and violently told me that I was talking nonsense . Emboldened by Charles , the dead cat , and the dead snake , I told him what cards had been played by whom and turned up the trick which proved ...
We had slipped into a long silence and suddenly the narrow path turned round a great rock and brought us out on to a broad ledge with a sheer drop thousands of feet down to the sea level and the low country , and with a superb ...
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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