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more than a large clearing in the unending jungle. It had two temples, one at one
end of what might euphemistically be called the village street — it was only a very
broad path between boutiques and sheds — and the other at the other end.
Even the temple authorities, though they were, like most Church authorities,
greedy and disingenuous, seemed to have some faint belief in what they
preached or professed. The pilgrimage was an authentic, spontaneous explosion
of the ...
Walking up what was before the village street, you passed boutique after
boutique, selling flowers and fruit, to be offered in the temple and mutatis
mutandis you might have been passing the shops in Lisieux or even in London's
Victoria Street, ...
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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