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I went to a choir practice, led by a blind girl, in which hour after hour they sang
long hymns. The voices were loud and raucous near-by, but when you listened
from a distance, sitting in the soft night, the effect was beautiful. # Fish spearing.
This went on for hours. Then the turbid water showed that we had reached the
shoals. We took soundings every quarter of an hour and watched for broken
water. The swell was not so heavy and we rolled less. We were far out of sight of
He considers this the most propitious hour. I saw him with some of the students of
the university. He was extremely nice to them, but not with the slightly cloying
affectionateness that you sometimes see in missionaries with their converts; ...
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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