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He leaned back and rolled himself a cigarette. He inhaled a long breathful of
smoke. He shrugged his shoulders. “The Colonel said you were a writer. What do
you write?” “Stories,” replied Ashenden. “Detective stories?” “No.” “Why not?
“You gave me your word that you would neither attempt to escape nor write a
letter without my knowledge.” “Did you think I would keep my word?” she cried,
her voice ringing with scorn. “No. To tell you the truth it was not entirely for your ...
“I want you to write another letter to Chandra.” “My head is in a whirl. I could not
put two phrases together. You must give me time.” But Ashenden felt that it was
better to get her to write a letter while she was under the effect of her terror. He
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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