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In theory the fishing ended each day in the early afternoon, the dhows raced back
before the wind blowing from the sea, the divers dumped their oysters and the
Government had taken its share and the koddu was cleared by the late afternoon.
One afternoon a Colombo Sinhalese sent his card in and asked me to see him. I
cannot now remember what his business was, but it was something to do with the
purchase of salt or it may have been land from the Government. I did not know ...
I was sitting in the kachcheri late one afternoon holding a most exasperating
enquiry — it was, I think, connected with a Kandyan divorce case. The Ratemahat
- maya, the interpreter, the three parties to the case (the two husbands and wife),
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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