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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... red barn , with the runners in full cry after them . " Think of it , ” Rooksby said , “
and me a justice , and oh , it drives me wild , this hole - and - corner work !
There's a filthy muddle with the Free Traders a whistle to blow after dark at the
A continuous scuffling went on ; an imperious voice cried , “ Hold your tongues ,
you fools ! Hold your tongues ! Someone else called : " Hear to Jack Rangsley .
Hear to him ! ” There was a silence . I saw a hand light a torch at the lanthorn ,
Blindfold ' em , lads , " he cried , and turned me sharply round . " Don't struggle , "
he whispered in my ear ; his silk handkerchief came cool across my eyelids . I felt
hands fumbling with a knot at the back of my head . “ You're all right , " he said ...
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
It was he who had cried the watchword , “ Snuff and enough , " and who had held
the whispered consultation . Carlos and Castro had waited in their hiding - place ,
having been spectators of the arrival of the runners and of my capture .
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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