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There was something extraordinarily real and at the same time unreal in the
sights and sounds and smells— the whole impact of Colombo , the G.O.H. , and
Ceylon in those first hours and days , and this curious mixture of intense reality
Nothing more has been said of this arrangement . I never mentioned it again and
I let him send his telegram because I was fascinated by watching his method . My
whole object now is to force him to ask me the reason for my present coldness ...
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 on the ...
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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