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It was blowing hard and we had all our sails set. There was a quivering and
rattling of the sails as we put about. This we did five or six times, gradually getting
to the end of the island. The jib sail was torn to tatters and flapped with loud ...
We had to sail round in order to find shelter to anchor. There is no opening in the
reef and we were obliged to anchor outside a mile or more from the island. The
sea was choppy and it took over an hour to row ashore. We had to bail out all the
The wind was fair and the sea calmer; it was lovely then to sail on an even keel.
Twice we saw turtles basking on the surface. The breeze grew lighter and lighter.
There were heavy white clouds on the horizon but they were motionless; they ...
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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