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.
34 « Take a fool's advice , and scoot ” I felt that the light of Romance was going
out of my life 40 166 . Castro , on his hands and knees , startled me by
whispering at my feet : “ Stand aside , señor ” . Standing there , in the midst of the
... new sugar , of new rum ; the glassy double sheen of Ramon's great spectacles
, the piercing eyes in the mahogany face , while the tap , tap , tap of a cane on the
Aags went on behind the inner door ; the click of the latch ; the stream of light .
The warm reflection of the light behind her , gilding the curve of her face from ear
to chin , lost itself in the shadows of black lace falling from dark hair that was not
quite black . She spoke as if the words clung to her lips ; as if she had to put them
Then I plunged into it . The bracken underfoot rustled and rustled . I came to a
halt . A little bar of light lay on the horizon in front of me , almost colorless . It was
crossed again and again by the small fir - trunks that were little more than wands .
The lanthorn light suddenly died out , and I heard whispers . Get him out on to the
road . I'll tackle the other Darbies . Mind his knife . ” I was like a confounded rabbit
in their hands . One of them had his fist on my collar and jerked me out upon ...
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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