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Ashenden was told that Miss King had not been to England since she was first
engaged as governess of the prince's mother and he could not but be amazed to
think of all she must have seen during those long years in the harems of Cairo .
Well , Miss King , I'm sorry to see you like this , " he said with forced cheerfulness .
“ She cannot speak , ” said the doctor . “ She had another little stroke when the
maid went to fetch you . I have just given her an injection . She may partly recover
I'm afraid you're feeling very ill , Miss King . " It seemed to him that a flash of anger
crossed her eyes and Ashenden could not but imagine that she was exasperated
by his futile words . " You do not mind waiting ? ” asked the doctor . “ Of course ...
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This is volume three of Maugham's collected short stories. In this volume he has put his stories that have the same protagonist, Ashendan who is recruited to move to Switzerland where he will be a ... Read full review
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It's easy to see why this one is considered an archetype of espionage fiction. The fact that the book was first published back in the late 1920s means that some of the dialogue and narrative will ... Read full review