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It flashed across him that if the detective asked him such a question it was
because he had no shadow of proof that he was engaged in any illegal practice .
It was clear that he had been denounced , but no evidence had been offered ,
and the ...
The question was put so pleasantly that Ashenden felt it behooved him to be on
his guard . A police officer amiable is more dangerous to the wise than a police
officer aggressive . " I am writing a play , ” said Ashenden . He waved his hand to
formed him through an intermediary what question himself would ask and what
reply he was to give . He chose the luncheon hour for the meeting , since then the
café was unlikely to be crowded , and it chanced that on entering he saw but one
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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