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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Castro , on his hands and knees , startled me by whispering at my feet : “ Stand
aside , seņor ” . Standing there , in the midst of the whispering , bareheaded ,
kneeling , and villainous crowd , I had a vivid vision of her pale , dim , pitiful face .
He moved to tie our feet , and hang us by our finger - nails over the quarry edge .
A hubbub of assent and dissent went up ; then the crowd became unanimous .
Rangsley slipped from his horse . Blindfold ' em , lads , " he cried , and turned me
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 . “ No , no , " he answered . Can't afford to Wish we
The shingle crashed at intervals beneath the feet of a large body of men . I
remembered the smugglers ; but it was as if I had remembered them only to
forget them forever . Old Rangsley , who steered with the sheet in his hand , kept
up an ...
His head was knotted a red , white - spotted handkerchief ; his grizzled beard
was tangled ; he wore a black and rusty cloak , ragged at the edges , and his feet
were often bare ; at his side would lie his wooden right hand . As a rule , the
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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