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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Everything grew silent again , and I began to think I had missed my time . Down
below in the plain , a great way off , a dog was barking continuously . I moved
forward a few paces and whistled . The glow of adventure began to die away .
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 second mate leered at me enigmatically , and moved slowly away . I said that
I was going to the Horton Estates , Rooksby's , to learn planting under a Mr.
Macdonald , the agent . Carlos shrugged his shoulders . I suppose I had spoken
They moved away from above . What was I to believe ? What could this mean ?
But the second mate's , Scoot , young man , " seemed to come to my ears like the
blast of a trumpet . I became suddenly intensely anxious to find Macdonald - to ...
Don Balthasar shrugged his shoulders to his ears , and moved his hands from his
knees . “ Without doubt , he knows best , " he said ; " but he should ask me . ” It
grew darker still ; the old Don seemed to have fallen asleep again . Save for 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