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The houses had built - out verandahs , screened from the road by great rattan blinds . ... As I passed one of the houses , I happened to look into the verandah and a Burgher girl sitting there smiled at me and I smiled at her .
The Duttons and I dined together , and after dinner we sat on the verandah with the Indian Ocean a few yards from our toes and talked . The conversation was curious , uneasy , and I felt— I could not say why — that every now and then ...
The first case arose from an order which I had posted in the verandah of the Kachcheri . The amount of spitting which went on in the verandah was extremely unpleasant . The notice said that spitting on the verandah was forbidden and the ...
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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