Three years of such companionship at that plastic and impressionable age were bound to leave in the boy a profound mistrust of life. The young man learned to reflect, which is a destructive process, a reckoning of the cost. Victory: An Island Tale - Page 103by Joseph Conrad - 1915 - 415 pagesFull view
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Joseph Conrad - 1929 - 396 pages
...without suffering and almost without a single care in the world — invulnerable because elusive. m FOR fifteen years Heyst had wandered, invariably courteous...destructive process, a reckoning of the cost. It is not the dear-sighted who lead the world. Great achievements are accomplished in a blessed, warm mental fog,...