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Mrs. Lewis, true to the type of all the Mrs. Jennings's who have lived since, and
indeed before, 18 13, was an inveterate matchmaker. In this character she once
unsuccessfully tried her hand upon me, the other victim of her artless and
embarrassing manoeuvres being a young woman friend of hers who came on a
visit of several months to her. On the evening when Miss M's visit came to an end
and she had left Jaffna (she lived in another British colony east of Ceylon), sitting
on the ...
An Autobiography of the Years 1904-1911 Leonard Woolf. the Dutch have left
their mark ; it is half eastern and half Holland, many substantial houses, such as
the Dutch built for themselves in Ceylon towns, with the characteristic stoeps.
Down on the seashore it is a mixture of Holland and England in a number of
houses solidly built, with porticoes and verandahs, in which lived white
government servants, some wealthy Tamils, and an old retired Government
Agent, Sir William Twynam.
It was in this bungalow on the bastion that I lived with Southorn. It was a rather
gloomy house, overshadowed by an immense banyan tree which had covered
the whole area between the verandah and the edge of the bastion with the tangle
of roots and branches which is the sinister method of the banyan's growth. The
tree was inhabited by a notorious and dangerous devil, so that the servants
disliked the bungalow and would never go near the tree after dark. If you walked
to the edge ...
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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