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There were three minutes more , then two minutes , then one ; at that late hour
there were few persons about and all who were travelling had taken their seats .
Then he saw the Hairless Mexican , followed by two porters with his luggage and
Very well , I will give you five minutes to change your mind . " Ashenden took out
his watch and looked at it . He sat down on the edge of the unmade bed . " Oh , it
has got on my nerves , this hotel . Why did you not put me in the prison ?
It arrived at Thonon every morning twenty minutes after the steamer going in the
opposite direction had left . Ashenden had an inspiration . " Where is the man
who brought it ? ” " He's in the ticket - office . " " Give him the letter and tell him to ...
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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