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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But , Mr. Lillywhite , " Thoms reasoned , " he don't speak like a Dago . Split me if
he do ! And we aint in a friendly country either , you know that . We can't afford to
rile the gentry ! ” I plucked up courage . “ You'll get your heads broke , " I said , “ if
Over there in my uncle's town , there are some villains - you know what I mean ,
one must not speak too loudly on this ship . There is a man called O'Brien , who
mismanages my uncle's affairs . What do I know ? The good Tomas has been in ...
I told your worship how foolish and wrong - headed these English are , ” he said
sardonically to Carlos . And then to me , " If the seņor speaks loudly again , I shall
kill him . ” He was evidently very frightened of something . Carlos , silent as an ...
There is someone else who speaks for you to me , always — someone else . But
one day you will . I shall come back for you — one day . " He looked at me and
smiled . It stirred unknown depths of emotion in I would have gone with him , then
There was a ring of iron on iron , and the man next the very old man raised his
arms and began to speak very slowly ... He ceased speaking , and someone on a
horse , the High Sheriff , I think , galloped impatiently past the cart and shouted .
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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