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Sometimes you pass a peasant ploughing his field with a wooden plough, like
the ploughs they used in Roman times, drawn by two mules. Sometimes you
pass a peasant on a donkey, or another, with his son riding pillion, on a horse.
A shadowy something seems to slink from behind a tree trunk and watch you
silently as you pass. There is a sense of suspense as though all about you there
were a lying in wait for something to come. I went back to my house, made myself
... pass the time and once read pass straight out of one's mind. I have never cared
to read books on subjects that were in no way my concern, and I still cannot bring
myself to read books of entertainment or instruction about people or places ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - JBreedlove - LibraryThing
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