The man with the scar by somerset maugham

He walked among the tables, pausing at each table, with a little smile offered the lottery tickets and when no notice was taken of him with the same smile passed on. A bottle of ginger ale.

The man with the scar by somerset maugham

I shook my head as for the twentieth time since my arrival he held out for my inspection his lottery tickets. The officer said that the general commanding the government troops wished to attend the execution and they awaited his arrival. He had small features and his face went oddly with his large and fat body. To tell the truth I think it suits the story. Related Posts:. He never refused it. The fact that nobody buys a lottery ticket suggests that the General is disconnected from others. I am devoid of the pedagogic instinct and when I know a thing, I never feel in myself the desire to impart it to others. It was clear she was shaking with a fear. But my companion greeted him, kindly. It does in many ways serve to represent the struggle that the General has had to endure. Having been beaten in the war the General seems to remain beaten in life.

I was standing at the bar one evening with an acquaintance when the man with the scar came up. He nodded to my acquaintance. At the end of the story the reader and the narrator realise that the General is not who he appears to be.

Our friend finished his cigarette and threw away the stub.

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He was far from clean. On 16 December William Somerset Maugham died. They fell strangely, not together, but one after the other, with movements that were almost grotesque, as though they were puppets in a toy theatre. I guess he knew what was coming to him when he was caught. While our friend was smoking his last cigarette the four men were executed. The officer said that the general commanding the troops wished to attend the execution and they awaited his arrival. The author shows us her beauty, loveliness which was very attractive but which had short life. Realistic portrayal of life, keen character observation and interesting plots coupled with beautiful, expressive language, simple and lucid style, place Somerset Maugham on a level with the greatest English writers of the 20th century.

It does in many ways serve to represent the struggle that the General has had to endure. He spent the night in jail and he and the others, there were five of them altogether, passed the time playing poker.

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She flung herself into his arms and with a hoarse cry of passion: alma de mi corazon, soul of my heart, he pressed his lips to hers. When day broke and the soldiers came into the cell to fetch them for execution he had lost more matches than a reasonable man could use in a lifetime.

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The Man With The Scar by W. Somerset Maugham