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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Having imperiously thrust the door of the inner room open , he remained
immovable , with no intention of entering , and called in a harsh , aged voice : “
Seņor Ramon ! Seņor Ramon ! ” and then twice : “ Seraphina - Seraphina ! ”
turning his ...
He turned his lantern upon me , in a painful yellow glare . “ What ! ' Tis the young '
un , " he grunted , after a moment . " Read the warrant , Thoms . ' My captor began
to fumble in his pocket , pulled out a paper , and bent down into the light .
The horse stood , drooping its head , and the man turned in his saddle . “
Runners , " he shouted , “ Bow Street runners ! Come along , come along , boys !
We'll roast ' em . Runners ! Runners ! ” The sound of heavy horses at a jolting trot
Blindfold ' em , lads , " he cried , and turned me sharply round . " Don't struggle , "
he whispered in my ear ; his silk handkerchief came cool across my eyelids . I felt
hands fumbling with a knot at the back of my head . “ You're all right , " he said ...
... ready to pay his men their seven shillings a head for the run . Ralph
remembered , too - or I remembered for him that he had estates and an agent in
Jamaica , and he turned into the big inn at the junction of the London road to
write a letter to ...
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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