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The Lotus Eater
By W. Somerset Maugham
|The Lotus Eater                                                                                                                       |
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|The Lotus Eater                                                                                                                       |
|Most people, the vast majority in fact, lead the lives that circumstances have thrust upon them, and though some repine, looking upon |
|themselves as round pegs in square holes, and think that if things had been different they might have made a much better showing, the |
|greater part accept their lot, if not with serenity, at all events with resignation. They are like train-cars travelling forever on   |
|the selfsame rails. They go backwards and forwards, backwards and forwards, inevitably, till they can go no longer and then are sold   |
|as scrap-iron. It is not often that you find a man who has boldly taken the course of his life into his own hands. When you do, it is |
|worth while having a good look at him.                                                                                                 |
|That was why I was curious to meet Thomas Wilson. It was an interesting and a bold thing he had done. Of course the end was not yet   |
|and until the experiment was concluded it was impossible to call it successful. But from what I had heard it seemed he must be an odd |
|sort of fellow and I thought I should like to know him. I had been told he was reserved, but I had a notion that with patience and     |
|tact I could persuade him to confide in me. I wanted to hear the facts from his own lips. People exaggerate, they love to romanticize,|
|and I was quite prepared to discover that his story was not nearly so singular as I had been led to believe.                           |
|And this impression was...

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