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Sometimes you pass a peasant ploughing his field with a wooden plough, like
the ploughs they used in Roman times, drawn by two mules. Sometimes you
pass a peasant on a donkey, or another, with his son riding pillion, on a horse.
You pass through long halls, the roof supported by sculptured columns, and at
the foot of each column is seated a religious mendicant. Some are old and
bearded, some terribly emaciated, some are young, brawny and hirsute. Each
has in ...
A shadowy something seems to slink from behind a tree trunk and watch you
silently as you pass. There is a sense of suspense as though all about you there
were a lying in wait for something to come. I went back to my house, made myself
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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