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He said that he had taken the boy to Kangesanturai , carried him out into the sea ,
knelt on him in the water until he was drowned , took his gold ornaments , and
then threw the body out into the sea . I set off at once to the sea , accompanied by
... were leaving in the early hours of the morning . I was just going to leave myself
when an Arab came in from the beach and told me that one of his men had died
when diving out on the banks and that the body and the rest of his crew were ...
The procedure was that I first went to the condemned man ' s cell , read over to
him the warrant of execution , and asked him whether he had anything to say .
Some said no ; several of them asked that their bodies after execution should be
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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