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When Ashenden went down to lunch he felt somewhat rested. Mr. Harrington was
waiting for him and they sat down. They ate what was put before them. “Ask the
waiter to bring us some bread,” said Mr. Harrington. “Bread?” replied Ashenden.
“Don't be stupid, Mr. Harrington,” cried Anastasia, in a sudden fury, stamping her
foot. “Don't you know that those soldiers might very easily have killed you and me
too, and not one of the bystanders would have raised a finger to help us?” . “Me ...
But before she could finish Mr. Harrington interrupted her. “You need not tell Mr.
Ashenden what you took off. I'm a married man and I know ladies wear them, but I
see no need to refer to them in general society.” Anastasia Alexandrovna ...
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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