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Men often wear a flower of the hibiscus attached to the ear; the scarlet looks like
a red flame against their brown faces. Women put the white sweet-smelling tiare
in their hair, and its fragrance scents the air as they walk. # The missionary.
It is used for making wreaths, for putting in the hair and behind the ear, and when
placed in the black hair of native women it shines with a dazzling brightness. #
Johnny. At first glance no one would suspect that he had native blood in him.
William Somerset Maugham. eighteen which he said he was, with a mop of curly
fair hair the luxuriance of which had encouraged him to enter his trade. He was
fond of reading poetry, and on Sundays—in those days a barber worked six days
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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