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The result of these inconsistent and contradictory characteristics was to me
extraordinarily fascinating , so that few things have ever given me greater
pleasure than , when I had learned to speak Sinhalese , sitting under a tree in a
We crawled along at a snail ' s pace , stared at by a small crowd of spectators ,
and I was immediately given a lesson in the art of royal or diplomatic
conversation by Count Clary . For no sooner had we begun to move than he
looked up at the ...
I found that there was an excess of 36 lb . over the weight given at the lewaya . I
tried another cart of 18 bags and found an excess of 15 lb . I then found that in
practically every case in which I had not been present , the weight of a cartload ...
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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