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We wish to know if you personally have been troubled by the disturbance . It is
evident that as your rooms look on the lake and the revellers pass your windows ,
if the noise is serious , you must have heard it . " For an instant Ashenden was ...
He had often heard people tell him that he possessed character and he reflected
that people judge hastily in the affairs of life because they judge on insufficient
evidence : they had never seen him in a hot , but diminishingly hot , bath .
his bath was growing almost tepid , when he heard a knock at the door . Since he
did not want anyone to enter , he had the presence of mind not to say " come in , ”
but the knocking was repeated . “ Who is it ? " he cried irascibly . " A letter .
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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