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I shall give the night - porter orders to wake me when everything is over .
Fortunately the nights are long now and if everything goes well we may be able
to get the body away before it is light . " Ashenden went back into the room and ...
Of course there was the Villa , the great leafy garden facing the bay in which
stood the aquarium ; that was deserted at night and very dark ; things happened
there that did not bear the light of day and prudent persons after dusk avoided its
It was a summer night and the air was still . The silence walked beside them like
the ghost of a dead man . 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 ...
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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