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One of the most curious exhibits was Sir William Twynam , K . C . M . G . When I
knew him he was 79 years old , living in a house not far from our bungalow on
the seashore , a straight - backed , lean , scraggy old man , with a skimpy beard ...
Dyke , hearing of Twynam ' s plight and thinking that he had been harshly treated
, offered him a place in the Civil Service in the Northern Province . Twynam
accepted and spent the remainder of his life in Jaffna . In my day every new civil ...
... Sir William Twynam had immersed themselves in Jaffna , I might welcome it as
a final withdrawal , a final solitude , in which , married to a Sinhalese , I would
make my District or Province the most efficient , the most prosperous place in
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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