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But in principle he is taciturn; a man of few words and of a smaller vocabulary; he
is very practical, as is shown by the fact that he uses a great many technical terms
when speaking to people who cannot be expected to understand them; he is ...
He speaks, without modulation, on one note. He has lived so long on outstations
that he is shy and silent in company. He has a native wife whom he does not care
for and four half-caste children whom he is educating in Singapore to be clerks ...
He is dressed without affectation, but well; his clothes hang on him loosely, but
are well cut. He is a cavalryman and you can imagine that in uniform he must be
a striking figure. He speaks with a singular drawl, in a rather humorous fashion.
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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