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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I certainly did not think he had taken a watch ; but I did not relinquish the idea that
he , in a glamorous , romantic way , had been a pirate . Rooksby had certainly
hinted as much in his irritation . He lost none of his romantic charm in my eyes .
Then it rumbled out some remarks about “ pirates , vermin , coast of Cuba . "
Carlos came to the side , and looked after the man - of - war in the distance . “
You could help us , " I heard him mutter . & है CHAPTER V T HERE was a lad
Pirates ! ” Was Carlos really a pirate , or Castro , his humble friend ? It was vile of
me to suspect Carlos . A couple of men , meeting by the scuttle , began to talk
loudly , every word coming plainly to my ears in the stillness of my misery , and
Your uncle the pirate ! ” I cried , and was amazed at my own words . Tomas
Castro sprang up , and placed his rough , hot ... It is a nest of pirates . " Castro
crept towards me again on the points of his toes . “ Seņor Don Juan Kemp , child
of the ...
Naturally enough , we had talked of the mysterious town in which the pirates
were supposed to have their headquarters . “ I know no more than others , ”
Ramon said , save , seņor , that I lose much more because my dealings are much
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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