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The boat smells overpoweringly of the paraffin with which she is run. The
kanakas wear blue cotton trousers and nothing else; the cook is dressed in dirty,
ragged whites. The captain wears a blue flannel shirt, open at the neck, an old
grey felt ...
The Blue. He came out straight from Oxford, where he got his football blue, and
he has been here five years. He is now a magistrate on one of the islands and is
the only white man on it. When he has a vacation he comes to Suva and drinks ...
S. A boy of eighteen who has just come out. A rather goodlooking youth, with
blue eyes and curly chestnut hair that grows thickly on his neck. He is trying to
grow a moustache. He has a charming smile with him. He is ingenuous and naif.
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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