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When I arrived in Jaffna, I was met by the Office Assistant, Wilfrid Thomas
Southorn, who eventually became Sir W. T. Southorn, ... Districts were in the
charge of an Assistant Government Agent (the A.G.A.), a civil servant of anything
from six to ...
Of these two the senior was the O.A. (Office Assistant to the Government Agent)
who might have anything from one to six years' service ; the junior was called a
Cadet, and every civil servant when he first arrived was attached to some ...
The village headman then gave me the following list of evils which had come
upon them: (1) the road tax, (2) the V.C. tax, (3) the irrigation rate, (4) the taxes on
carts and guns, (5) the restriction of chenas, (6) a strict Assistant Government
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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