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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Besides , he's friends in the Indies . That's where I want to go , and he could give
me a cast . You remember what Tomas Castro said . Rooksby came to a sudden
halt , and began furiously to switch his corded legs . “ Curse Carlos , and his ...
Everything grew silent again , and I began to think I had missed my time . Down
below in the plain , a great way off , a dog was barking continuously . I moved
forward a few paces and whistled . The glow of adventure began to die away .
My captor began to fumble in his pocket , pulled out a paper , and bent down into
the light . Suddenly he paused and looked up at me . “ This aint - Mr . Lillywhite , I
don't believe this aint a Jack Spaniard . ” The clinks of bits and stirrup - irons ...
I began to come out of my stupor . My name's John Kemp , " I said . The other
grunted . “ Hurry up , Thoms . " “ But , Mr. Lillywhite , " Thoms reasoned , " he don't
speak like a Dago . Split me if he do ! And we aint in a friendly country either , you
A Novel Joseph Conrad, Ford Madox Ford. The horseman gave an incredulous
whistle , and then began to shout , his voice winding mournfully uphill , “ Hallo !
Hallo - o - o . " An echo stole back , “ Hallo ! Hallo - 0-0 " ; then a number of voices
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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