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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A pretty bad one for those catchpolls . Hear ' em groan . The drop's not two feet . ”
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 .
Rangsley asked . “ Listen to me . ... Here's three men to be set aboard the
Thames at a quarter after eleven . ” A grunt came in reply . Rangsley repeated
slowly . The grunt answered again . Here's three men to be set aboard the
Thames at a ...
I asked him one day , “ But why do you go to Jamaica at all if you are bound for
Cuba ? ” . . 0 He looked at me , smiling a little mournfully . PART FIRST 29.
I had noticed an intimacy spring up between the ship's second mate and Tomas ,
who was , it seemed to me , forever engaged in long confabulations in the man's
cabin , and , as much to make talk as for any other reason , I asked Carlos if he ...
I asked , bewildered . He looked at me , grinning , half naked , with amused
contempt , for quite a long time , and at last offered sardonically to open my eyes
for me . I said nothing . “ Do you know what will happen to you , ” he asked , ef
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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