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a everyone's work became easier . Five minutes after this , to me , eminently satisfactory testimonial , I literally saved the head clerk's life . Half - way to Kandy the train was drawing into a station , I suppose it was Ambepussa ...
I went all round the edge of the jungle searching and calling for her , but she had completely disappeared and when it became dark I had to abandon the search . I gave up all hope of her for , as I said , she had never been more than at ...
On the other hand I became completely immersed , not only in my work , but in the life of the people . The more remote that life was from my own , the more absorbed I became in it and the more I enjoyed it .
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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