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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There were ugly rumors of it ; and there was a danger that Castro and Carlos , if
not looked after , might end their days in some marshdyke . It was desirable that
someone well known in our parts should see them to the seashore . A boat , there
My captor began to fumble in his pocket , pulled out a paper , and bent down into
the light . Suddenly he paused and looked up at me . “ This aint - Mr . Lillywhite , I
don't believe this aint a Jack Spaniard . ” The clinks of bits and stirrup - irons ...
There's five - and - forty warrants out against me — but they dursent serve ' em .
But he's not me . ” “ It's a miserable business , " Ralph said . He had an air of the
profoundest dejection . In the misty light he looked like a man mortally wounded ...
Only the most looked up to need to - the justices and such like . But gallus birds
like you and your company , it's best for us not to be seen in company with .
Follow my uncle now , Goodnight . ' We went into the yard , under the pillars of
Vaya ; a little of that great wealth would be welcome . If I had had a few pence
more there would have been none of this worry , and I should not have been on
this dirty ship in these rags . ” He looked down good - humoredly at his clothes .
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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