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him he said that perhaps she wished to see you because you were a compatriot .
” " Perhaps , ” said Ashenden dryly . " Well , I shall try to get a little sleep . I shall
give the night - porter orders to wake me when everything is over . Fortunately ...
Perhaps she had asked him only because , feeling death near , she had had a
sudden yearning , she the exile of so many years , to die with someone of her
own people , so long forgotten , by her side . That was what the doctor thought .
He may have a keen sense of humour and perhaps he thought it funny to sign a
fifty - million - dollar contract yesterday when there was every chance of his being
stood against the wall and shot to - day . Anastasia Alexandrovna's right , Mr.
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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