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Ashenden opened the door and stepped out . The passage was dimly lit. It
exasperated him to feel so nervous when he could not but be aware that his
companion was perfectly at ease . When they reached the door the Hairless
Pay no attention to my letters . Danger . I love you . Sweetheart . Don't come . ” He
put it in his pocket , gave the boatman fifty francs , and went home to bed . But the
next day when he went to see Giulia Lazzari he found her door locked .
She walked slowly to the door ; but the colonel stopped to say a word to a Swiss
who might have been a local attorney , and when she reached it she stood there ,
bowed and with a sheep - like look , patiently waiting for her husband to come ...
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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