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Then they took him to the Maniagar's house, beat him with sticks and whips,
pushed pins down his nails, and tortured him generally until he confessed. He
said that he had taken the boy to Kangesanturai, carried him out into the sea,
knelt on him in the water until he was drowned, took his gold ornaments, and
then threw the body out into the sea. I set off at once to the sea, accompanied by
police, headmen, the accused, and the child's relations. The young man took us
to the place ...
He then took a step which almost certainly saved my life. About 6 or 8 miles from
Jaffna there was a village called Manippay in which was an American mission
with a small hospital and an American doctor in charge. Shipton went off to
Manippay and brought the American doctor to see me. He immediately
diagnosed typhoid and agreed to take me into his hospital. I was put on to a
mattress, carried out and put into a bullock cart, and driven away to Manippay.
There we were confronted ...
He had about 100 torch-bearers and the dancing took place on the lawn in the
light of the torches. The glamorous lady, for whom all this was done, was properly
appreciative, and Clifford was immensely pleased. The only person slightly
cynical about it was myself, and perhaps too Nugawela Ratema- hatmaya. But I
think it convinced Clifford that I was extraordinarily competent, and, when shortly
afterwards an A.G.A. had to be appointed to Hambantota, on his own initiative —
so he ...
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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