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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The hubbub of voices ceased suddenly . “ Now , lads , bring ' em along . " A voice
I knew said their watchword , “ Snuff and enough , ” ' loudly , and then , “ What's
agate ? ” Someone else answered , “ It's Rooksby , it's Sir Ralph . ” The voice ...
We made a few paces down the road ; the pitiful voices of the runners crying for
help came plainly to my ears . You — they — aren't murdering them ? ” I asked . “
No , no , " he answered . Can't afford to Wish we could ; but they'd make it too hot
Ralph answered him . “ There s mischief enough . He shall go to France . " Oh ,
let the young blade rip about the world for a year or two , squire , ” Rangsley's
voice said from behind us . In the end Ralph let me go with Carlos — actually
Your watch is fast , Mr. Mayor , ” Rangsley answered surlily ; the tide won't serve
for half an hour yet . ” " Cht , cht , " the other wheezed . No offense . We respect
you . But still , when one has a stake , one likes to know . ” “ My stake's all I have ...
The grunt answered again . Here's three men to be set aboard the Thames at a
quarter after eleven ... " Rangsley said again . Here's . a - cop ... three men to be
set aboard Thames at quarter after eleven , " a voice hiccoughed back to us .
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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