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Sometimes, for one reason or another, however, you continue to frequent these
people. The way to profit by their society then is to make them yield you the
advantages of new friends; by seeing them only at sufficiently long intervals to
He is not a conversationalist, but when he speaks it is to go straight to the point;
his intelligence is good, but a little narrow. He knows that two and two make four,
and it has never occurred to him that in some inexplicable way sometimes they ...
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.
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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