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He sat by the bedside and again his eyes met Miss King's . It was embarrassing
to encounter that unshrinking stare . “ Don't worry yourself , Miss King . You've
had a slight stroke . I'm sure your speech will come back to you in a minute .
Once more his eyes were held by those other eyes in which was all that
remained alive of that old , old woman . He felt certain that she had something
that she wanted urgently to say to him . But what was it ? What was it ? Perhaps
she had ...
Tears sprang to his eyes and rolled down his cheeks . ( “ It was grotesque , he's
fat , you know . ” ) He said something in a language the man did not understand
and then in French asked him when the boat went to Thonon . When he got on ...
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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