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To make a complete break with one's former life is a strange, frightening, and
exhilarating experience. It has upon one, I think, the effect of a second birth.
When one emerges from one's mother's womb one leaves a life of dim security
for a ...
Dutton, the P.M., was a strange character; a strange fate, partly due to me, befell
him, but I will deal with him and his fate in greater detail later. This, as I have said,
was the top stratum of Jaffna society whose social routine was incredibly ...
I saw the other strange sight one day when I was out with the same Watcher in
thick jungle. We heard quite near us the most extraordinary guttural roaring noise
. I had never heard it before and I asked the Watcher what it was ; he said that he
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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