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Men often wear a flower of the hibiscus attached to the ear; the scarlet looks like
a red flame against their brown faces. Women put the white sweet-smelling tiare
in their hair, and its fragrance scents the air as they walk. # The missionary.
A military man, an ex-Dragoon, very gentlemanly and good form. He is
tuberculous and spends his time in pensions on the Riviera or wandering about
the Near East. He is tall and thin with sharp features and thinnish hair plastered
down on ...
William Somerset Maugham. eighteen which he said he was, with a mop of curly
fair hair the luxuriance of which had encouraged him to enter his trade. He was
fond of reading poetry, and on Sundays—in those days a barber worked six days
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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