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It was mainly due to the welcome and the help which I got from every
Government officer from the Governor down to the eighty-three-year- old ... Every
Government Agent whom I met, except one, went out of his way to impress upon
me the fact ...
Another thing which told in my favour, rather surprisingly, was the official diary
which I kept from August 2 8, 1 908, to May 15, 1 9 1 1, when I was Assistant
Government Agent of the Hambantota District in Ceylon. All Government Agents
Today the government, the administration, the public services are Sinhalese and
Tamil from the highest to lowest. ... At any rate it would be quite impossible for a
Government Agent to become intimately acquainted with it as I did fifty years ago.
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Ah, the somewhat less famous husband of Virginia! I've read volumes 1 and 5 of his autobiography, and loved them. Leonard Woolf was an extremely intelligent man and an excellent writer. His prose has ... Read full review