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The result of these inconsistent and contradictory characteristics was to me extraordinarily fascinating , so that few things have ever given me greater pleasure than , when I had learned to speak Sinhalese , sitting under a tree in a ...
... and charming beast ; he had a passion for cigarettes and tobacco , and whenever we had a meal , he would come up on to the verandah or into the sitting - room and wait patiently by the table until he was given a cigarette .
Sometime , I think it must have been in 1909 , he came to me one day in Hambantota in a terrible state , saying that his wife was dying and that the Tamil doctors had given her medicine , but it did no good .
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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