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I don't know that I'd go quite so far as that . He hasn't had the advantages of a
public - school education . His ideas of playing the game are not quite the same
as yours or mine . I don't know that I'd leave a gold cigarette - case about when
I don't want to force myself upon you . I don't know why the maid put my coffee on
your table . ” " Please sit down , " said Ashenden . " It's very good of you . I've lived
so long on the Continent that I'm always forgetting that my countrymen are apt ...
Don't think I'm going to pay the fellow five thousand pounds out of my own pocket
. Not a chance . ” “ I don't think anything of the kind and I don't , and I shall be
obliged if you won't exercise your very deficient sense of humour on me .
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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