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In both cases the G.A. was directed to call upon me for an explanation. The first
case arose from an order which I had posted in the verandah of the kachcheri.
The amount of spitting which went on in the verandah was extremely unpleasant.
The notice said that spitting on the verandah was forbidden and the peons were
ordered to turn out anyone who spat. One day one of my own clerks spat and I
told him to clean the spot. "He refused", I wrote at the time, "but, when he saw I
meant it, ...
For physical enjoyment there are few things better than the delicious hour and a
half after dawn in a semi-tropical place like Kandy. Everything in Kandy sparkles,
including the air; it is wonderfully soft and cool before the sun gets up high
overhead. About 7 a peon brought me four or five boxes containing all the letters.
He opened them and I separated them out for the various departments, writing
orders on them if necessary. In this way I was able to know exactly what had
come into the ...
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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