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... able to do nothing . The notion was mysterious , but diverting , and as
Ashenden played one rubber after another , joining in the incessant conversation
, he watched what was said by himself no less closely than what was said by the
Ashenden had always thought botany a tedious science , but Caypor , talking
exuberantly as they walked along , was able to impart to it life and interest . He
must have given it a good deal of study . " I've never written a book , " he said .
But by chance he was able to do Sir Herbert Witherspoon a good turn and so was
thrown again into contact with him . It has been suggested that Mr. Schäfer was
more of a politician than a diplomat , and it was his position rather than his ...
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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