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asked Ashenden . He put out all the lamps but the one by the bedside and then
sat down again . He had a longing to smoke . Once more his eyes were held by
those other eyes in which was all that remained alive of that old , old woman .
he asked Ashenden . “ I'm going to ask one of these girls to have a turn with me . '
He got up and Ashenden watched him go up to one who had at least flashing
eyes and white teeth to recommend her ; she rose and he put his arm round her .
Are you sure you can trust him ? " asked Ashenden . " Oh , quite . He knows
nothing , of course , but that she is under surveillance . You need have no fear
about him . He is a good boy , I have known him all his life . ” Ashenden read
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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