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The notion was mysterious , but diverting , and as Ashenden played one rubber
after another , joining in the incessant conversation , he watched what was said
by himself no less closely than what was said by the others . The war was spoken
Ashenden , frowning a little , watched him reflectively . He wondered whether R. ,
that shrewd fellow who chose his instruments with such a sure instinct , had not
this time made a mistake , and he was uneasy . Did the Hairless Mexican really ...
I don't really want to boast , " said the ambassador as he watched the butler pour
the golden liquid into Ashenden's glass , “ but I venture to think that if you like
brandy you'll like this . I got it when I was Counsellor for a short time in Paris .
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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