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It starts a story at haphazard , generally long before the beginning , rambles on
inconsequently and tails off , leaving loose ends hanging about , without a
conclusion . It works up to an interesting situation , and then leaves it in the air to
Well , I shall leave you now , I hope you will have a sleep . I will fetch you in the
morning when we arrive at Thonon . ” The second detective had now returned
from his dinner and as Ashenden came out of the carriage the two men went in .
He'll have to leave the diplomatic service . ” “ I'm afraid so . " Ashenden gave him
a quick glance of enquiry . He was the last man from whom he would have
expected sympathy for Byring . “ Yes , in the circumstances , " he proceeded , " I ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - lamour - LibraryThing
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - jimgysin - LibraryThing
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