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I sailed in an open Tamil boat with no protection from the sun and , as the bottom of the boat was usually full of the most ancient and fish - like smelling bilge water , the sun and stench combined were formidable .
After tennis I usually went down to the Kandy Club . In those days in an Asiatic station where there was " the Club ” , it was a symbol and centre of British imperialism although perhaps we might not be fully conscious of it .
At the same time I despise success and those who pursue it , even to some extent those who attain it . It is usually much less HAMBANTOTA DISTRICT 1 Walawa YALAY DISTRICT HAMBANTOTA Ambalantota TANGALLA 10 178 GROWING.
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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