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Ashenden wondered where she came from ; an exile from her own country for so
long , she must possess in it neither family nor friends : he knew that her
sentiments were anti - English and if she had answered him so rudely he
surmised that ...
He wondered if it was one of the waiters in the hotel . He knew that R. had a great
belief in waiters ; they had the chance of seeing so much and could so easily get
into places where information was lying about to be picked up . He even ...
... another for a moment without speaking and it may be that each was trying his
hardest to read the other's thoughts . Ashenden was wondering where the truth in
all this lay and R. wondered how much of it he could advantageously tell him .
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimgysin - LibraryThing
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