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Ashenden , thinking it would be affectation to protest , let the gesture pass , but
felt bound to remonstrate with his chief on the unseemly manner in which he held
the bottle . “ In my youth I was always taught that you should take a woman by the
The old Irish colonel and his old wife rose from their table and he stood aside to
let her pass . They had eaten their meal without exchanging a word . She walked
slowly to the door ; but the colonel stopped to say a word to a Swiss who might ...
He mentioned in passing a character in one of Ashenden's novels , but did not
make any other reference to the fact that his guest ... He talked well , not without a
pleasant irony that might very well have passed for humour , and intelligently .
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimgysin - LibraryThing
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