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Ashenden watched her as she took off her dressinggown and slipped a dress
over her head . She forced her feet into shoes obviously too small for her . She
arranged her hair . Every now and then she gave the detectives a hurried , sullen
Sir Herbert Witherspoon watched him intently while Ashenden ( he thought not
without a trace of humour ) , described the dinner - party . No flicker of a smile
brightened his cold eyes . “ Do you think it'll be a success ? ” he asked now . " No.
On ships crossing the Atlantic he had sometimes watched with awe the tall ,
spare gentleman of commanding aspect who sat in the centre of fifteen ladies no
longer in their first youth and in a resonant voice read to them the history of Art ...
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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