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Ashenden spoke to her as amiably as he could , a little as though he were talking
to a sick person , and there was no harshness in his voice . " Oh , yes , I made a
fool of myself . I wrote the letter the Colonel said I was to write . Why isn't that ...
... in a loud voice explaining to the waitress that they had taken an immense walk
. They had been up some mountain the name of which meant nothing to
Ashenden but which excited in the maid expressions of astonishment and
exclaimed Ashenden in a low , tense voice . “ I know . " “ Let's go over to Paris for
a week and see how we get on . Then we shall know . ' ' Ashenden was a trifle
conventional and the suggestion took him by surprise . But only for a moment .
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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
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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