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I told her to have her there next evening and not to let her go till I came . But I was
delayed and when I arrived La Marqueza told me that the girl had said she was
not used to being kept waiting and had gone . I am a good - natured fellow and I ...
never known what it was not to gratify my smallest whim ; I did not believe that
she refused me to inflame my desires , I believed that she told the plain truth
when she said that she would not give herself to me until she loved me . She said
it was ...
Caypor addressing her in English told her in his jovial way , as though she did
not know it already , what Ashenden had told him about himself . She listened
grimly . “ I think you told me you understood German , " said Caypor , his big red
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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