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They never lic . Ah , if I had only had greater faith in them I should have avoided
the only action of my life that has weighed heavily on me . My conscience is at
ease . I did what any man would do under the circumstances , but I regret that ...
Never . He heard from O'Malley that she had married and left her troupe . She
must be a fat old woman now and it doesn't matter any more . But he had wasted
his life . And he never even made that poor creature whom he married happy .
He talked with precision , using a copious vocabulary and forming his sentences
with deliberation ; he never used a short word when a longer one would do ; he
never paused . He went on and on . It was not a torrent , for there was nothing ...
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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