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a very convincing one , and though it might be impossible for the Swiss
authorities to prove that he was anything but a casual traveller , he might
nevertheless spend two or three days in jail , which would be uncomfortable , and
then be firmly ...
He knew that both the Germans and the Swiss guarded the frontier with severity .
" Oh ? Why should you not cross in the ordinary way ? You were engaged
because your connection with a Swiss firm supplying necessary goods to
I told him that perhaps you could suggest a teacher . ” “ No , I know no one whom
I could conscientiously recommend , ” she answered . “ The Swiss accent is
hateful beyond words . It could do Mr. Somerville only harm to converse with a
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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