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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... them hang me , Jack Rangsley , 14 ROMANCE.
Don't let them hang me , Jack Rangsley , " I sobbed . “ You know I'm no spy . Don'
t let ' em hang me , Jack . " He rode his horse up to me , and caught me by the
collar . “ Hold your tongue , ” he said roughly . He began to make a set speech ...
They would hang any undesirable man , like these runners , whom it would make
too great a stir to murder outright , over the edge of a low bank , and swear to him
that he was clawing the brink of Shakespeare's Cliff or any other hundred - foot ...
And it's a hanging job , too ? But it's no affair of mine . " He stopped and reflected
for an instant . I could feel Carlos ' eyes upon us , looking out of the thick darkA
slight rustling came from the corner that hid Castro . She passes down channel to
... but I accepted their relationship without in the least understanding how Carlos ,
with his fine grain , his high soul — I gave him credit for a high soul — could put
up with the squalid ferocity with which I credited Castro . It seemed to hang in 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