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As I walked out of the Secretariat into the Colombo sun, which in the late morning
hits one as if a burning hand were smacking one's face, the whole of my past life
in London and Cambridge seemed suddenly to have vanished, to have faded ...
Following me and murmuring as I walked to the trap they had less understanding
of my ways, my intentions, my affection for them than the half-bred bitch walking
at my heels. They were the nicest of people and I was very fond of them, but they
... to think, I should certainly have been terrified, but in fact in this instance I had
been so entranced by the beauty of the creature that there was no time for fear.
We walked back to the water hole and on the way I saw a most extraordinary
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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