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... chance of finding a cab ; but the sky was starry . It was a summer night and the
air was still . The silence walked beside them like the ghost of a dead man .
When they neared the station the houses seemed on a sudden to take on a
At that moment the train stopped at a station and the detective waiting in the
corridor tapped on the window . Ashenden opened the door and the man gave
him a picture - postcard . It was a dull little view of Pontarlier , the frontier station ...
You must get to the station a couple of hours before the train starts . There's
always an awful scrimmage and if you're not there in good time someone will
pinch your seat . ' The train started at midnight and Ashenden dined with
Benedict at the ...
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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
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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