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The boat smells overpoweringly of the paraffin with which she is run. The
kanakas wear blue cotton trousers and nothing else; the cook is dressed in dirty,
ragged whites. The captain wears a blue flannel shirt, open at the neck, an old
grey felt ...
The Blue. He came out straight from Oxford, where he got his football blue, and
he has been here five years. He is now a magistrate on one of the islands and is
the only white man on it. When he has a vacation he comes to Suva and drinks ...
A blue sky, not pale with the languor of great heat, nor violent like the skies of
Italy, but as though Prussian blue were mixed with milk; and like little sailing
boats on the sea white clouds, shining in the sun, pass leisurely. A room. The
walls were ...
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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