|British author William Somerset Maughan, circa 1930s, who was reputed to be the richest writer of his generation|
|Actress Joan Crawford in the 1932 film|
"Rain" as Miss Thompson
Novelist, short story writer and playwright, W. Somerset Maugham (1874-1965) was born in Paris to British parents. He became one of the leading authors of his time. A prolific short story writer, he is best know for his novels, The Razor’s Edge, Cakes and Ale, The Moon and Sixpence and Of Human Bondage.
"In these parts that`s almost like being in the next street at home," said Dr. Macphail facetiously.
Davidson`s district consisted of a group of islands to the North of Samoa; they were widely separated and he had frequently to go long distances by canoe. At these times his wife remained at their headquarters and managed the mission. Dr. Macphail felt his heart sink when he considered the efficiency with which she certainly managed it. She spoke of the depravity of the natives in a voice which nothing could hush, but with a vehemently unctuous horror. Her sense of delicacy was singular. Early in their acquaintance she had said to him:
|Pago Pago in the rain|