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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 ...
Perhaps she had asked him only because , feeling death near , she had had a
sudden yearning , she the exile of so many years , to die with someone of her
own people , so long forgotten , by her side . That was what the doctor thought .
Who could help feeling sorry for her ? The time hung heavy on his hands too . He
read a good deal and wrote a little , he hired a canoe and went for long leisurely
paddles on the lake ; and at last one morning the clerk at Cook's handed him 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