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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The evening was falling slowly and mournfully ; it was dark already in the folds of
the somber downs . We passed the corner of the orchard . " I know what you've
got to tell me , ” I said . “ You're going to marry Veronica . Well , you've no need of
I tell you , ” he said violently , “ it's the most accursed business ! That Castro , with
his Cuba , is nothing but a blasted buccaneer ... and Carlos is no better . They go
to Liverpool for a passage to Jamaica , and see what comes of it ! ” It seems that ...
I'd have given fifty guineas for this chance this morning - and , Ralph , I say , you
may tell Veronica why I'm going , but keep a shut mouth to my mother . Let her
think I've run away - eh ? Don't spoil your chance . " He was in such a state of ...
Carlos talked with me , telling me about his former life and his adventures . The
other passengers he discountenanced by a certain coldness of manner that
made me ashamed of talking to them . I respected him so ; he was so wonderful
to me ...
... like Veronica's , bright golden , and a face like that of a certain keeper's
daughter . Carlos , however , knew nothing about his cousin ; he cared little more
, as far as I could tell . What can + she be to me since I have seen your 28
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