This carefully edited collection has been designed and formatted to the highest digital standards and adjusted for readability on all devices. William Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965) was a British playwright, novelist and short story writer. He was among the most popular writers of his era and reputedly the highest paid author during the 1930s. Content: The Trembling of a Leaf: Little Stories of the South Sea Islands The Pacific Mackintosh The Fall of Edward Barnard Red The Pool Honolulu Rain Envoi
Уильям Сомерсет Моэм. The Trembling of a Leaf Collection – Rain & Other South Sea Stories
The Trembling of a Leaf Collection – Rain & Other South Sea Stories
Table of Contents
I. The Pacific
III. The Fall of Edward Barnard
V. The Pool
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William Somerset Maugham
"Father's just unpacking some cases that have come in this morning. I'll tell him you're here."
He sat down and the girl went out behind the shop. In a moment her mother waddled in, a huge old woman, a chiefess, who owned much land in her own right; and gave him her hand. Her monstrous obesity was an offence, but she managed to convey an impression of dignity. She was cordial without obsequiousness; affable, but conscious of her station.