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He spent a number of miserable years there , interspersed in term - time with
equally miserable periods at the King's School , Canterbury — all to be recorded
with unforgiving anger in Of Human Bondage . The young Maugham had a
I had been unhappy at the preparatory school to which I was sent on my father's
death because it was at Canterbury and only six miles from Whitstable of which
my uncle and guardian was vicar . It was an annex of the King's School , an ...
I went to the King's School . The masters were clergymen ; they were stupid and
irascible . They were impatient of my stammering and if they did not ignore me
completely , which I preferred , they bullied me . They seemed to think it was my ...
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