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He is a pleasant-faced young man. He turns the hog towards him and stabs it in
the jugular vein; there is a gush of blood and the hog passes on. Another takes its
place. Hog follows hog with a mechanical regularity which reminds you of the ...
The young are earnest. He was a young man with a pugnacious but rather
attractive face and a shock of thick brown hair, brushed straight back from his
forehead, to which he sought by the lavish application of oil to give the
But it was not till the outbreak of the war in 1914 that I had an inkling that I was no
longer a young man. I found then to my consternation that a man of forty was old.
I consoled myself by reflecting that this was only for military purposes, but not ...
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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