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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They were smugglers and night - malefactors to a man -- and she liked that . The
decent , slow - witted , gently devious type of rustic could not live under her . The
neighbors round declared that the Lady Mary Kemp's farm was a hotbed of ...
Ralph's land was just on the other side of the Street , and the shepherds on the
downs used to see of nights a dead - andgone Rooksby , Sir Peter that was , ride
upon it past the quarry with his head under his arm . I don't think I believed in him
To - night of all nights , and me a justice ... and as good as a married man ! ” I
looked at him wonderingly in the dusk ; his high coat collar almost hid his face ,
and his hat was pressed down over his eyes . The thing seemed incredible to me
A connection had been already arranged with the Free Traders on the road
beside the quarry , and they were coming down that night , as we knew well
enough , both of us . They were coming in force from Canterbury way down to the
... no one to my back . Good - night , goodby . " I pulled my horse's head round
and galloped down the PART FIRST 19.
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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