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Good God , man , hurry up or we shall miss the train . " " I never miss a train .
Have you got good seats ? The chef de gare has gone for the night ; this is his
assistant . " The man in the bowler - hat took it off when Ashenden nodded to him
A whistle was blown and the train started . “ This is better than an ordinary first -
class carriage , I think , Mr. Somerville , " said the Mexican . “ A good traveller
should learn how to make the best of things . " But Ashenden was still extremely ...
Ashenden did not much look forward to ten days on a Russian train and in
Yokohama he had heard rumours that in one or two places bridges had been
blown up and the line cut . He was told that the soldiers , completely out of hand ,
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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