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I knew that the rest of Jaffna ' s white population would strongly disapprove , but I
had built up a reputation of being an extremely competent civil servant and a
somewhat formidable “ good fellow ” whose lapses from convention or good taste
When later on in Ceylon I became an extremely incompetent shooter of big game
and , in cutting up the animals killed by me , saw the disgusting , semi - digested
contents of their upper intestines , I was always reminded of the contents of ...
But I was never a full - time Police Magistrate and only acted occasionally as
Superintendent of Police , and one soon found , as I said above , that it was
extremely difficult to prevent effectively the primitive and illegal methods of the
police and ...
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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