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 connection had been already arranged with the Free Traders on the road
beside the quarry , and they were coming down that night , as we knew well
enough , both of us . They were coming in force from Canterbury way down to the
... on the floor , " Rangsley commanded ; " can't leave you below ; the runners will
be coming to the mayor for new warrants to - morrow , and he'd not like to 20
Hanged ! Pirates ! ” Was Carlos really a pirate , or Castro , his humble friend ? It
was vile of me to suspect Carlos . A couple of men , meeting by the scuttle ,
began to talk loudly , every word coming plainly to my ears in the stillness of my
The sounds coming from them were a bewildering noise . They were hauling
baggage about aimlessly . A large soft bundle of bedding nearly took me off my
legs . There wasn't room for emotion . Macdonald laid about him with the handle
And now the boats had been beaten off , the crews captured , half the men killed !
Already there was panic on the island . I could see men coming together in little
knots , talking eagerly . I didn't like to listen to Ramon , to a Spaniard talking in ...
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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