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The train waited on and he sang song after song . I could not understand his
words , but through his singing , wild and melancholy , I seemed to hear the cry of
the oppressed : I felt the lonely steppes and the interminable forests ; the flow of
When they neared the station the houses seemed on a sudden to take on a
greyer , more rigid line , and you felt that the dawn was at hand . A little shiver
trembled through the night . It was a moment of apprehension and the soul for an
... live for ever and ever be . hind a mask ; sometimes he felt he couldn't bear it .
But he bore it . Sometimes he longed for Alix so fiercely that he felt it would be
better to shoot himself than to suffer such anguish . He never saw her again .
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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