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But on the fourth morning when Ashenden , having just stepped out of his bath ,
was trying to dry himself on a towel that absorbed no moisture , his door was
quickly opened and a man slipped into his room . 1 “ What d'you want ?
The Hairless Mexican opened the drawers and the cupboard . There was no
carpet on the floor . He looked under the bed , in it , and under the mattress . His
dark eyes shot up and down the room , looking for a hiding - place , and
In a minute the colonel with his old , old gait came to the door and opened it ; she
passed out and he followed . The little incident offered a key to their whole lives ,
and from it Ashenden began to reconstruct their histories , circumstances and ...
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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