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The Chinese clerks sit impassive within the shops and stare idly at the passers-
by. Sometimes, at night, you see a pair, yellow, lined, with slanting eyes, intent on
a mysterious game which might be the Chinese equivalent of chess. They are ...
I went to Murea in a little open boat crowded with natives and Chinese. The
skipper was a fair, red-faced native with blue eyes, tall and stout; he spoke a little
English and perhaps his father was an English sailor. As soon as we got out of
At right angles to this is the one street of the town and there the Chinese traders
live. During our stay we had our meals in the store of one of them. It was a treat to
eat curry after living for a week on dugong, corned beef, coarse fish and canned ...
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A compilation of notes kept over his lifetime and published just before Maugham's death. Though there were some pearls of wisdom and insightful comments on writing it was his commentary on daily life ... Read full review