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Ashenden gave the postcard to an agent who was waiting to take it to Pontarlier
and then made his way along the crowded train to his sleeping - car . It was bright
and sunny , though cold , next morning when they reached their destination .
There was a waiting - room next to the ticketoffice and here he told the detectives
to hold themselves in readiness . When a ... with a false one , issued probably by
a neutral nation , he was to be asked to wait and Ashenden was to identify him .
1 “ I suppose they're holding him in the waiting - room . ” Ashenden was out of
breath when they reached the pier . He burst into the waiting - room . A group of
men , talking at the top of their voices and gesticulating wildly , were clustered ...
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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