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Give him the letter and tell him to return to the person who gave it to him . He is to
say that he took it to the lady and she sent it back . If the person asks him to take
another letter he is to say that it is not much good as she is packing her trunk ...
But he had to get in touch with influential persons in all classes . ... But there was
another person on whom Ashenden had fixed as possibly useful to him and now
he said : " Have you ever heard of a woman called Anastasia Alexandrovna ...
He said he couldn't manage to call her Anastasia Alexandrovna , it was too much
of a mouthful ; so he called her Delilah . And now she placed her inexhaustible
energy at his service and they went together to the persons who might be useful ...
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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