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My third asset was that I could play a competent game of tennis and a good game
of bridge. Dowbiggin, now Sir Herbert Dowbiggin, was not at all meek and mild
either in word or deed. He was a bad bridge player, but had bullied the other ...
Eventually he decided to come with me and play tennis, and so one evening,
fitted out with tennis shoes and a racket, Dutton appeared, to the astonishment of
the habituds, on the courts. Among the habituds or habitudes were the two ...
He was only a very moderately good player and so was I. As I have already said,
I like all games and I like to play them seriously if I play them at all. But I would
never put golf very high in the hierarchy of good games; it is too slowly long
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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