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entrance, getting such breeze as comes from the sea, stands the Governor's
house in a garden. Near the quay are two or three trim bungalows and a tennis
court, then the quay with its warehouses. To receive the ship come a little crowd
When van H. asked him what had made him say the exact things that had made
the servant come to Batavia and take a place with him, the answer was: “There is
a knowledge that comes from the head and there is a knowledge that comes ...
In England that mother, if she had come to the station to see her son off at all,
would have kissed him lightly when the gates were opened and said: “Well, good
-bye, old boy. Be good,” and with a smile and a wave of the hand walked away.
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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