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James Stewart Bowes, Assistant Superintendent of Police in Jaffna, was an
interesting example of all this. His brother Freddy was in the civil service, highly
intelligent, high up, and successful. Jimmy was the failure of the family and had
been found a job in the police. He was 33, drank too much and whored too much,
and was already becoming fat and flabby. His only accomplishment was that, like
his brother, he spoke French like a Frenchman — they had, I think, been brought
up in ...
I also sometimes had to act as Superintendent of Police. In a letter to Lytton I tell
him of an incident which shows the kind of thing one had to do as a
Superintendent of Police. A Police Constable came to my bungalow early in the
morning and told me that a small boy had disappeared and that it was thought
that he had been taken away by a young man in a bullock cart to the coast at
Kangesanturai, 15 to 20 miles away. The parents were in a desperate state,
thinking that he might have ...
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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