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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 did not
Sometimes half the village might be called as witnesses and all the afternoon my
room would be full of villagers . I am afraid that I must often have irritated my staff ,
headmen and clerks who had to be present , by allowing cases to drag on all ...
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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