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In theory the fishing ended each day in the early afternoon , the dhows raced back before the wind blowing from the sea , the divers dumped their oysters and the Government had taken its share and the koddu was cleared by the late ...
One afternoon a Colombo Sinhalese sent his card in and asked me to see him . I cannot now remember what his business was , but it was something to do with the purchase of salt or it may have been land from the Government .
I was sitting in the kachcheri late one afternoon holding a most exasperating enquiry — it was , I think , connected with a Kandyan divorce case . The Ratemahatmaya , the interpreter , the three parties to the case ( the two husbands ...
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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
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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