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Ashenden was told that Miss King had not been to England since she was first
engaged as governess of the prince's mother and he could not but be amazed to
think of all she must have seen during those long years in the harems of Cairo .
avenues by the lake the only persons to be seen were serious Swiss taking their
neutrality , like a dachshund , for a walk with them . Ashenden felt exhilarated by
the solitude , and sitting down on a bench that faced the water , surrendered ...
Then he looked at Ashenden . He had a way of looking at people , when he was
thinking of something else perhaps , that suggested that he thought them
somewhat peculiar but rather disgusting insects . " Have you ever seen the
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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