Growing: an autobiography of the years 1904 to 1911
Woolf's account of his seven years as a civil servant in Ceylon. "He has a seemingly effortless way with words which is beautiful and spellbinding" (J. M. Edelstein, New Republic). Index; photographs.
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But the Boers are a stiff-necked race and Engelbrecht was a Boer of the Boers.
One of my predecessors who was A.G.A. Ham- bantota in 1 906 reported to the
Government that Engelbrecht was living in the greatest poverty and squalor and ...
One day Engelbrecht shot a she-bear and then found a small bear cub in the
grass nearby. He took the cub and reared it. He had a small Sinhalese boy who
drove his bullock cart and the bear became passionately devoted to the boy.
Engelbrecht then cut down a sapling and said that he would climb on to the
boulder and poke the leopard out with the sapling so that I could get a shot at it. I
protested that it was madness, but he said that we could not leave it now and I
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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