Romance: A Novel
One of three novels on which Joseph Conrad and Ford Madox Ford collaborated, Romance tells the story of John Kemp, who dreams of adventure but has never set foot beyond the boundary of the family farm. Kemp gets more than he bargained for when adventure comes knocking in the form of two Spanish travelers who need help.
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To make sure of the force , Mr. Sebright , you know . " Certainly , sir . ... Another
hand to the brakes , bo'sun . ” “ I have been held captive on shore , " I said . “ I
escaped this evening , three hours ago . ” 218 . And found this ship in the fog ?
But we do believe every single word you say , " bantered the Sebright voice with
serenity . Suddenly another struck in , “ Nichols , I call to mind , sir . ” Of course , of
course . This is the man . " " My name's not Nichols , " I protested . “ Now , now .
66 " Oh , that's your game , " Sebright's voice said to me . “ Frighten us , eh ?
Never you mind what this skunk says , men . Stand fast . We shall take a lot of
killing . " He was answered by a sort of pugnacious uproar , a clash of cutlasses
... Archbishop of Canterbury , we'd ' your Grace ' you . I am the mate , Sebright .
The captain's gone in to show himself to the missus ; she 226 ROMANCE.
Tell your captain my name is Kemp , " I shouted after Sebright with what strength
of lung I had . What luck ! Williams was the jolly little ship's captain I was to have
dined with on the day of execution on Kingston Pointthe day I had been kidnaped
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“And on this ghostly sigh, on this breath, with the feeble click of beads in the nun’s hands, a silence fell upon the room, vast as the stillness of a world of unknown faiths, loves, beliefs, of ... Read full review