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In the jungle the wild elephant was always to me the most alarming of all the
animals . Coming upon him suddenly , as I so often did , in thick jungle he
seemed to me gigantic towering up above me ; there is , too , something primeval
was half - way down , he just launched himself out into space , falling with a crash
on bushes or small trees , and disappeared into the jungle . It was a magnificent
sight , the great deer with his forelegs and hind legs flat out and his antlers flat ...
my way through 200 or 300 yards of thick jungle north of the track into an
enormous open clearing , circular , about half a mile or more in diameter . One
used sometimes to see deer , peafowl , or jungle fowl in it and that was why I
used to go ...
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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
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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