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He was a terrific snob and was - or believed himself to be a Welsh land— owner and gentleman — and he believed that practically no one else in Ceylon was a gentleman . He had three passions : regularity in his everyday life , horses ...
I put him in such a position that I was practically bound to go or he would have practically to go back on his word . I went to bed on Thursday wondering how he would manage it but certain that he would prevent me going .
The loss of practically all the cattle under the great Tissa Irrigation Work was a terrible disaster . The people did not plough their paddy fields ; the usual method of preparing the fields for sowing was what is called “ mudding ” ...
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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