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We started at one in the morning so as to arrive at daybreak when the sea is
supposed to be at its calmest and the passage over the reef less difficult. It was
very lovely in the silence of the night. The air was balmy. The stars were reflected
The Reef. It is a broad causeway along which you can walk all round the island,
but it is so rough and uneven that it tears your feet to pieces. In the pools fish dart
about and now and then an eel raises a vicious head. Lobster-catching: you go ...
We sailed through islands, in muddy water, and there were reefs all about. One of
the men stood on the jib-boom and ... Presently there was a dull scraping sound
and we knew we had struck a reef. We bumped over and were again in deep ...
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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