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Eventually I landed myself in the bungalow of the Police Magistrate, Dutton.
Dutton's character and career were odd and I propose to interrupt the narrative of
my own life in order to pursue that of Dutton's in so far as I was able to observe it.
Dutton was not a pukka Sahib and was not accepted as such by the pukka
Sahibs of Jaffna. To begin with he was" not a public school boy and had not been
to a university. We were, of course, not all in so high a social category as that, but
most of ...
But I was never a full-time Police Magistrate and only acted occasionally as
Superintendent of Police, and one soon found, as I said above, that it was
extremely difficult to prevent effectively the primitive and illegal methods of the
police and headmen in dealing with crime. I am all and always upon the side of
law and order, and my time in Ceylon, where I was on the Government side of the
fence, strengthened me in this attitude, simply because without law and order,
strictly enforced, ...
Every particle of food had to be kept closely covered until the last moment before
you popped it into your mouth. John Scott, as A.G.A., was responsible for law and
order in the camp, sat as Police Magistrate, and was Koddu Superintendent; I
was Assistant Koddu Superintendent; Stevenson was Superintendent of Police.
Stevenson and I shared a bungalow. I was also Additional Police Magistrate, and
when I had time helped with the supervision of the camp. The work of the Koddu
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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
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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