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A schooner of seventy tons, with paraffin auxiliary; she does, when there is no
head wind, between four and five knots; she is a bedraggled craft, painted white
long ago and now dirty, dingy and mottled. She was built for shallow waters and ...
It is graceless. # Since he was a philosopher by profession I asked him to explain
something that I had never been able to understand. I asked him whether the
statement that two and two make four means anything. I couldn't see that four was
The miners' village. Rows of little two-storey houses of red brick, with roofs of red
tiles and large windows. Each one has at the back its bit of garden in which the
miner grows vegetables and flowers. A house has four rooms, a parlour in front, ...
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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