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The walls were of unstained wood and on them hung photogravures of Academy
pictures, Dyak shields, parangs and huge straw hats with a symmetrical
decoration in gay colours. Long cane chairs. Pieces of Brunei brass ware.
Orchids in a ...
He speaks Dyak and Malay like a native; he was born in the country and knows
the native mind better than he knows the English. He got engaged to a girl on
one of his leaves in England, but the thought of his native family harassed him 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