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Travelling through it by road, all you see is the two unending solid walls of trees
and undergrowth on either side of you. The green walls are high enough to
prevent the slightest eddy of wind stirring the hot air. The jungle is almost always
I am all and always upon the side of law and order, and my time in Ceylon, where
I was on the Government side of the fence, strengthened me in this attitude,
simply because without law and order, strictly enforced, life for everyone must ...
plained that the barber in the bazaar (and he was apparently the only barber in
Walasmulla), after shaving one side of his face, had refused to shave the other
unless paid 50 cents. The correct price of a shave in Walasmulla was 5 cents.
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - robertsgirl - LibraryThing
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