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He would never see the head clerk or the kachcheri Mudlayar, who was a kind of
A.D.C. to the G.A. and head of all the headmen — even these officers if they
wanted to say anything to him had to put it in writing. Price was not one of those
people who lay down general principles for life, business or anything else, but I
learnt from him two golden rules which ever since I have found applicable in
many departments of life. The first is never to use two words where you can
express your ...
office I always sent for the head clerk and said to him: "Every letter received in
this kachcheri after this week must be answered on the day of its receipt unless it
is waiting for an order from me or from the G.A." The answer of the head clerk was
always that in this office the number of letters received daily is so large that it
would be totally impossible to answer them in the same day. And the answer to
that was: "You are receiving in this office 500 letters a day, or 13,000 a month.
Nine out of ...
The evening was warm and fine; the world about us was completely empty
except for the darkening sky above our heads and the unending road beneath
our feet. Abdul Rahman was not a good walker and the Salt Superintendent, a
large Malay, showed signs of wilting. At the second milestone I stopped and said:
"Now, Abdul Rahman, will you take Rs. I- 80?" and when he shook his head, I
said: "I am going to walk on to Tissa which, if we go on at this pace, we shall
reach about two ...
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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