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A little way off two fat citizens of Geneva , with black beards , were playing
dominoes , and on the other side a young ... One of the things that had bothered
Ashenden was the possibility that he would be arrested before he finished his
If it went down on your expense account I would have proposed playing till we
reached Rome , but you are sympathetic to me . If it is your own money I do not
want to win any more of it . ' He picked up the cards and put them aside .
It was amusing once to hear her before luncheon play one of those silvery little
pieces of Debussy : she played it disdainfully because it was French and so light ,
but with an angry appreciation of its grace and gaiety . When Ashenden ...
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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