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When Ashenden congratulated her she shrugged her shoulders . " The decadent
music of a decadent nation , " she said . Then with powerful hands she struck the
first resounding chords of a sonata by Beethoven ; but she stopped . “ I cannot ...
Different people look at things in different ways and if anyone thought he was
helping the Allies by taking on his own shoulders a heavy responsibility that's of
course entirely his look - out . " It took Ashenden a moment to see what his chief ...
her head on Ashenden's shoulder . He put his arm round her waist . “ Keep quite
still , won't you ? ” she said . When they got on to the boat she went down to the
ladies ' cabin and at Calais was able to eat a very hearty meal , but when they got
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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