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The island has evidently been raised from the sea at a comparatively recent date
and much of the interior is barren, caked, almost swampy, so that you sink
several inches as you walk, and it may be supposed that it was a brackish lake,
the result of which seven persons of the village were killed and three evangelists.
# Thursday Island. The Browns, man and wife, run the hotel. She is a little
stoutish woman in open-work blouses, with marcelled dark hair. She is fond of a
We wandered about the island. The huts of the islanders nestled prettily among
the coconuts. That night the wind blew wildly, whistling through the coconuts, and
it made such a racket that I couldn't sleep. Next day the crew spent the morning ...
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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