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It is a little misshapen dwarf, perched strangely on a tiny seat at the top of a stout
pole high enough to bring him above the heads of the passers-by; and the pole is
upheld by a sturdy peasant who collects the alms of the charitable. The dwarf ...
He is a man of the middle size, about forty, with thin long hair that waves about
over his head. He has a curious looseness of limb and of gesture so that he
seems to be on springs. He has followed many professions. He began as a
He turned his head away again slightly and resumed his concentrated meditation
, again looking as it were over my shoulder. He remained like this for perhaps
another quarter of an hour, no one saying a word, the other persons in the room ...
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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