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Identifier: bookofceylonbein00cave
Title: The book of Ceylon; being a guide to its railway system and an account of its varied attractions for the vistor and tourist
Year: 1908 (1900s)
Authors: Cave, Henry, 1854-
Subjects: Railroads — Sri Lanka Sri Lanka — Guidebooks
Publisher: London, Paris, New York, Toronto, Melbourne : Cassell and company, limited
Contributing Library: University of California Libraries
Digitizing Sponsor: MSN

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397. KANDY LAKE. THE BOOK OF CKVLOX 287 in respect of weapons as their European ach crsarics. The Kandymanufacture of guns, thus begun by the Kandyans unci«r th<-impulse of necessity, has continued in the villages aroundKandy to the present day. Throughout the whole period during which the Portuguesewere in possession of the coast, the Kandyans never swervingin their patriotism and their courage, and aided by the greatadvantage of their position in the mountains, the passes ofwhich were naturally fortified on all sides, were a constantmenace to their security, harassing them by forays into theplains, and taxing to the utmost their powers of defence.We have seen (pages 21 and 22) that with the arrival of the The DutchDutch a policy which involved less fighting was adopted, butthe attitude of proud defiance on the part of the mountaineerswas not one whit changed in consequence. Although they hadinvited the Dutch to assist them in getting rid of the Portu-guese, their new allies were

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