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When the wire of Government came approving his proposal, he asked me (damn
him) whether I was pleased; the violence of my "No, not at all" absolutely threw
him out and it was only his wife's coming into the room which saved him and, ...
I promised Count Frijs that I would do what he asked of me and they departed for
the jungle in a shower of thanks and smiles. I had to go to Tissamaharama to
hold an enquiry, and I left directions for Herr Hagenbeck and the Baron to be sent
I told him about the Hakim dispute and asked him to try to get the rival factions to
agree over an appointment. He said that he would do so, but that if they could not
agree, the right procedure was for them to remit the dispute to Constantinople ...
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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