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Nobody in the office , including himself , had believed the thing in the least degree possible . But everyone , including himself , agreed that , once the change had been made , the thing had proved to be feasible and a everyone's work ...
Another thing I liked about the Sinhalese was their religion . I am essentially and fundamentally irreligious , as I have explained in Sowing , but , if one must have a religion , Buddhism seems to me superior to all other religions .
The whole thing was characteristic of village life in Ceylon 50 years ago . The kernel of the trouble was 48 acres of land , the ownership of which was in dispute between the villagers on one side and the Court interpreter of Tangalla ...
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Playing tennis with starched whites with the other English administrators and then chatting over G and Ts in the tropical warm of the evening in an old Dutch fort on the north-east coast of Sri Lanka ... Read full review
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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