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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... being arrested . .. “ In the King's name . It was a most sudden catastrophe . A
hand was clutching my windpipe . · Don't you so much as squeak , Mr. Castro , " a
voice whispered in my ear . . The lanthorn light suddenly died out , and I heard II.
The lanthorn light suddenly died out , and I heard whispers . Get him out on to the
road . I'll tackle the other Darbies . Mind his knife . ” I was like a confounded rabbit
in their hands . One of them had his fist on my collar and jerked me out upon ...
I heard him . Kemp he may be , but he spoke Spanish up there . and we've got
something for our trouble . He'll swing , I'll lay you a— " From far above us came a
shout , then a confused noise of voices . The moon began to get up ; above the ...
It was impossible to make myself heard ; a fist struck me on the cheek . “ Gibbet '
em , ” somebody shrieked ; “ they hung my nephew ! Gibbet ' em all the three .
Young Kemp's mother's a bad ' un . An informer he is . Up with ' em ! ” I was
I heard some groans and a cry , “ You won't murder us . " Then a nasal drawl , “
We will surely . ” Someone else , Rangsley , I think , called , “ Bring ' em along —
this way now . ” After a period of turmoil we seemed to come out of the crowd ...
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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