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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 ...
Ashenden gave the postcard to an agent who was waiting to take it to Pontarlier
and then made his way along the crowded train to his sleeping - car . It was bright
and sunny , though cold , next morning when they reached their destination .
There was nothing now for Ashenden to do but wait . He sent a messenger to
Lausanne in the afternoon , and next morning went down to the quay to meet the
boat . There was a waiting - room next to the ticket - office and here he told 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