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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was also great friends with the deer ; he used to stalk the deer and suddenly jump on his back with his foreleg over the shoulder in true leopard manner , and the deer would then shake him off and butt him round and round the compound ...
Walking round the hole I came upon the body of a wild pig , obviously partly eaten by a leopard . The Arachchi agreed with me that the leopard would probably return to it at dusk and he asked me to shoot it as leopards were causing ...
wounded leopard was growling so that we knew it was still alive . 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 .
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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