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He accompanied himself on an accordion . The train waited on and he sang song
after song . I could not understand his words , but through his singing , wild and
melancholy , I seemed to hear the cry of the oppressed : I felt the lonely steppes ...
It was a moment of apprehension and the soul for an instant was anxious ; it was
as though , inherited down the years in their countless millions , it felt a witless
fear that perhaps another day would not break . But they entered the station and ...
Or, The British Agent William Somerset Maugham. back to the other room where
there was a comfortable sofa . It was quite plain now that the story he was telling
was about himself and Ashenden felt a certain indelicacy in the man's stripping ...
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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
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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