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... the Bibby boat. Charles, who had been overfed by the fond ship's butcher and
was now inordinately fat, greeted me with wild delight. He tore about ecstatically
as we walked along the great breakwater back to the G.O.H. and, when we got
into the street opposite the hotel, he dashed up to a Sin- : halese man standing
on the pavement, turned round, and committed a nuisance against his clean
white cloth as though it were a London lamp-post. No one, the man included,
seemed to ...
The sky, the sea, the stars, the turtles, the bay, the palms were so lusciously
magnificent at Tangalla Rest House that Nature seemed to tremble on the verge
— I don't think she ever actually fell over the verge — of vulgarity. As the Duttons
and I talked, we were embedded in, overwhelmed by this starry magnificence.
Dutton and Miss Beeching had, I think, both changed. He seemed to have shrunk
and she to have swollen. They reminded me of those pairs of insects — some are
The whole village seemed to have turned out and the men were standing on the
road round the bodies of the animals; there was a hostile murmur from the small
crowd. I explained to them that the owner had been warned, that by not
impounding his animals he was infecting them and helping to spread the disease
to other people's cattle all over the country. As I walked to my trap, they followed
me and, as I drove away, I still heard the dull hostile murmur of their voices. It was
the only ...
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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