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Then they took him to the Maniagar's house , beat him with sticks and whips , pushed pins down his nails , and tortured him generally until he confessed . He said that he had taken the boy to Kangesanturai , carried him out into the sea ...
Eventually they had to contrive to get the other leg tied by another rope to another tree and I think they finally tamed him in the usual way by bringing up tame elephants who took him prisoner , as it were , between them .
He took the cub and reared it . He had a small Sinhalese boy who drove his bullock cart and the bear became passionately devoted to the boy . I have never known a more charming animal than this bear . He was half - grown when I first ...
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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