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Where could one go at this hour ? ” “ Come along with me . I'll find you a place . "
Ashenden put on his hat and took his dispatch - case in his hand . They went
downstairs . In the hall the porter was sleeping soundly on a mattress on the floor
Yes , that is as good an hour as another , ” she answered . Ashenden left them to
discuss the happy outcome of their diplomacy . But when , punctually at eleven
next morning , he heard a knock at his door ( for it had been arranged that Mrs.
Ashenden thought of her sitting there hour after hour with that hideous fear
gnawing at her heart . 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 ...
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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