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... a long string of them , were at the ticketoffice getting tickets for other trains than
his and they counted their change with exasperating care ; his luggage took an
interminable time to register ; and then if he was travelling with friends they would
There were three minutes more , then two minutes , then one ; at that late hour
there were few persons about and all who were travelling had taken their seats .
Then he saw the Hairless Mexican , followed by two porters with his luggage and
For three months they travelled together from one dull provincial town to another ,
sharing a filthy little bedroom in frousy hotels , Alix would not let him take her to
good hotels , she said she had not the clothes for them and she was more ...
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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