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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It is a cruel and disgusting disease ; often I have come upon a diseased bull or
buffalo wandering about in a field or jungle ... In Magampattu one had to think not
only of the domestic cattle and buffaloes , but also of the large numbers of wild ...
In the jungle - surrounded arable areas of Magampattu , like Tissamaharama ,
where tame buffaloes were being continually infected by diseased wild buffaloes
, I did something by large - scale removal of uninfected buffaloes to remote
Then you gave me your gun ; you were riding a horse and you said that you
would go and drive the buffalo down to me and that I was to shoot it . This we did .
Then you asked who owned these buffaloes and why had they been allowed to ...
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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