By Graham Greene
Wormold's daughter had reached a pricey age - so he authorized Hawthorne's provide of 300-plus cash a month and have become Agent 59200/5, MI6's guy in Havana. to maintain the activity, he pretends to recruit sub-agents and sends faux tales. Then they arrive real.
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