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.
My captor began to fumble in his pocket , pulled out a paper , and bent down into
the light . Suddenly he paused and looked up at me . “ This aint - Mr . Lillywhite , I
don't believe this aint a Jack Spaniard . ” The clinks of bits and stirrup - irons ...
CHAPTER III T \ HE spirit of the age has changed ; everything has changed so
utterly that one can hardly believe in the existence of one's earlier self . But I can
still remember how , at that moment , I made the acquaintance of my heart - a
What was I to believe ? What could this mean ? But the second mate's , Scoot ,
young man , " seemed to come to my ears like the blast of a trumpet . I became
suddenly intensely anxious to find Macdonald - to see no more of Carlos .
... Havana authorities to deliver the pirates . It was after that , that in Ramon's
dusky store , I had my first sight of Seraphina and of her father , and then came
my meeting with Carlos . I could hardly believe my eyes when I saw him come out
I suppose I've said too much . Well , well ! You are going to denounce the senior
judge of the Marine Court of Havana as a pirate . I wonder who will believe you ! ”
He went behind the old Don's chair with the gliding motion of a Spanish lawyer ...
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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