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A Thames waterman was in love with a girl and couldn't take her on the spree for
lack of money. He saw a body in the water, a man who gave some last signs of
life; but he got no money for saving a live man, so he put his hook in his clothes ...
A girl came out as governess to the children of some English people settled on
the island, and after a while she was asked in marriage by a planter. On the face
of it, it was a good match for her; he was well-off, a very good fellow and well-
A man, an ex-soldier, and a girl working in a factory fall desperately in love with
one another. He is unhappily married to a nagging, jealous wife. The pair elope
and take lodgings in Stepney. By the papers the girl discovers to her horror that ...
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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