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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Castro , on his hands and knees , startled me by whispering at my feet : “ Stand
aside , seņor ” . Standing there , in the midst of the whispering , bareheaded ,
kneeling , and villainous crowd , I had a vivid vision of her pale , dim , pitiful face .
... entering , and called in a harsh , aged voice : “ Seņor Ramon ! Seņor Ramon ! ”
and then twice : “ Seraphina - Seraphina ! ” turning his head back . Then for the
first time I saw Seraphina , looking PART FIRST The QUARRY AND THE BEACH,
But there he is — your Seņor Ramon , " she said to her father , as if she were
chiding him for a petulance in calling ; " your sight is not very good , my poor little
father — there he is , your Ramon . " The warm reflection of the light behind her ...
My friend Seņor Ortiz , of the Minories , said you would know . ” “ Oh , I know , I
know , " Rangsley said softly ; and , indeed , he did know all that was to be known
about smuggling out of the southern counties of people who could no longer ...
... movements , having lived and regretted . I should disappear ingloriously on the
very threshold . Castro , standing up unsteadily , growled , “ We may do it yet !
See , seņor ! " The blue gleam was much larger - it flared smokily PART FIRST 25
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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