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The road from Anuradhapura to Elephant Pass had been cut absolutely straight
through the kind of solid jungle which covered and still covers a large portion of
Ceylon . If the bullock cart stopped at any time and you looked back along the ...
along the road as far as you could see and then forward along the road as far as
you could see , the road behind and the road in front of you were absolutely
identical , a straight ribbon of white or grey between two walls of green . In my last
The people worked on the road and were paid in rice and every fortnight I sailed
across to superintend the work and see that the people received their rice . It was
a pretty strenuous operation . I sailed in an open Tamil boat with no protection ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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