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The Spy (Mata Hari) Quotes

Coelho, Paulo
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Mata Hari was neither bound nor blindfolded; she stood, gazing steadfastly at her executioners, as the priest, the nuns, and her lawyer stepped away.”
-- Narrator (Prologue)

Importance: When Mata Hari was executed, she did not resist her execution even though she insisted that she was innocent. She requested not to be blindfolded so she could look her killers in the face.

You will know there was never any concrete evidence against me — only documents that had been tampered with — but you will never publicly admit that you allowed an innocent woman to die.”
-- Narrator (Part 1)

Importance: In this quote from her letter, Mata Hari accuses her lawyer of allowing her to be executed even though she was innocent. She believes he will never admit that she was innocent and that he allowed her to die. In his letter to her, however, Clunet demonstrates that he never wanted her to die because he grieves that he was...

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