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With every shake he gave it , its body gave him a violent blow on the ribs and the tail curled round like the thong of a whip and hit j him in the face on the opposite side of 39 JAFFNA.
... of the foulest and his conversa- tion generally lurid smut , but every now and again he would break out into melancholy self - pity and sentimentality . In a letter to Lytton on February 27th , 1905 , I I gave a description of him ...
What showed me that he had so completely grasped my position was that when he gave me the telegram he said : “ of course if you prefer it I will tear this up now and you can go off tonight .
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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