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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.
The jungle. There is no sign of a pathway and the ground is thickly strewn with
decaying leaves. The trees grow dense, trees with enormous leaves and trees
with the feathery foliage of the acacia, coconut trees and the areca palm with its
One is a little away from the sea, surrounded by a moat in which grows a tangle
of trees and shrubs; but only these massive walls of great grey stones remain,
and the quadrangle is a jungle of tropical vegetation. Opposite the fort is a large ...
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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