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The game played now was contract , with which he was not very familiar , and the
stakes were high ; but the game was obviously but a pretext and Ashenden had
no notion what other game was being played under the rose . It might be that ...
... someone to give him conversation - lessons in German so that he might rub up
his rusty knowledge of the language ; and as he spoke a notion flashed across
his mind : he gave Caypor a look and saw that the same notion had come to him .
The notion amused Brown , who had never met an acrobat , and he accepted .
Yvonne suggested that he might find her to his taste and if he did she could
promise him that he would not find her very difficult to persuade . With his grand
air and ...
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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