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There was nothing on his passport to show that he had been in France ; the
steamer went round the lake touching French soil at two places , but going from
Switzerland to Switzerland , so that his journey might have been to Vevey or to ...
Ashenden opened the door and the man gave him a picture - postcard . It was a
dull little view of Pontarlier , the frontier station between France and Switzerland ,
and showed a dusty place with a statue in the middle and a few plane trees .
Here he remained till Italy entered the war , but then gave notice and with his
papers in perfect order crossed the border and took up his residence in
Switzerland . All this indicated a man of doubtful honesty and unsettled
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lamour - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimgysin - LibraryThing
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