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By this time the wind was blowing hard and the whale-boat men looked
doubtfully at the grey and stormy sea; they weren't sure whether it would be
possible to get out against the waves that dashed furiously through the opening.
But we got ...
Then we came to the reef and got into a boat. The owner of the cutter was a man
named Levy. He said he came from Paris, but he spoke French with a strong
accent which suggested to me the Algerian Jew. He cast his anchor on the reef ...
Gerald, R. and I scrambled from beneath the awning under which we had been
lying, and suddenly the boat gave way under us and we found ourselves in the
water. It was surging and storming round us. My first impulse was to swim for the
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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