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As the conversation proceeded — he talked on as though he were too tired to
stop — something pathetic seemed to arise; I felt sorry for him and I got the idea
that his power consisted perhaps in exciting a protective emotion; there was ...
I felt I was very nearly done. Gerald stayed near me and two or three times gave
me a hand. He couldn't do much, for as the side of the boat fell over us we were
equally helpless. Then, I don't know why, for three or four minutes the boat held ...
None of us said anything, but we certainly all felt that we didn't want to have
anything more to do with the river that night. Looking back, I was surprised to
notice that not at any moment had I been at all frightened. I suppose the struggle
was so ...
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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