People: Thoughts & Afterthoughts

In Manhattan to plug a new movie (Trio) adapted from three of his short stories, Somerset Maugham told reporters that his writing career was almost, but not quite, over: "If I think of an occasional little piece I will write it. When you have written for a great many years, it's a habit you get into and rather hard to break, and if I don't sit at my writing table each morning, I don't know exactly what to do with myself."

Supreme Court Justice William O. Douglas, after two months of wild boar and gazelle hunting in Iran and the Himalayas,was back...

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