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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The horse stood , drooping its head , and the man turned in his saddle . “
Runners , " he shouted , “ Bow Street runners ! Come along , come along , boys !
We'll roast ' em . Runners ! Runners ! ” The sound of heavy horses at a jolting trot
Old Rangsley had been head of the last of the Owlers — the aristocracy of export
smugglers — and Jack had sunk a little in becoming the head of the Old Bourne
Tap importers . But he was hard enough , tyrannical enough , and had nerve ...
He did his best for me ; he borrowed a goodly number of guineas from Rangsley ,
who traveled with a bag of them at his saddle - bow , ready to pay his men their
seven shillings a head for the run . Ralph remembered , too - or I remembered ...
He turned his head round towards me , his hand extended , a smile upon his lips
. Juan , " he said , “ let us not quarrel . You are very young ; you cannot
understand these things ; you cannot weigh them ; you have a foolish idea in
your head .
He subsisted a good deal on the charity of people like the Macdonalds , and I
used sometimes to catch sight of him at evenfall listening to Mrs. Macdonald ; he
would be sitting beside her hammock on the veranda , his head very much down
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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