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I tell him he can have just as many as I if he will only listen to me . ... But since you
ask me , Colonel , I don't mind telling you that I got into conversation on the train
with a little woman who was coming to Lyons to see her mother - in - law .
But Ashenden felt that it was better to get her to write a letter while she was under
the effect of her terror . He did not want to give her time to collect herself . “ I will
dictate the letter to you . All you have to do is to write exactly what I tell you .
To tell you the truth , I'm fed up with doing nothing . The war looks as though it
were going on for years ... My wife takes her German point of view and I don't
mind telling you that she's a bit upset . You know what women are . Now
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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