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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A woodpigeon rose with a sudden crash of sound , flapping away against the
branches . My pulse was dancing with delight - my heart , too . It was like a game
of hide - and - seek , and yet it was life at last . Everything grew silent again , and I
From down the long hill came a small sound of horses ? hoofs — a sound like the
beating of the heart , intermittent — a muffled thud on turf , and a faint clink of iron
. It seemed to die away unheard by the runner beside me . Presently there was ...
The sound of heavy horses at a jolting trot came to our ears . “ We're in for it , "
Lillywhite grunted . “ D -n this county of Kent . ” Thoms never loosed his hold of
my collar . At the steep of the hill the men and horses came into sight against the
I caught a moment's sound of whispering . Then a new voice cried , “ Strip the
runners to the shirt . Strip ' em . That's it . ” I heard some groans and a cry , “ You
won't murder us . " Then a nasal drawl , “ We will surely . ” Someone else ,
There was a grunt and the sound of a fall ; then a precisely similar sequence of
sounds . “ That ' ll teach ' em , ” Rangsley said ferociously . “ Come along --they've
only rolled down a bank . They weren't over the quarry . It's all right , I swear it is ...
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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