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Captain Davidson, coming by from the westward, saw him with his own eyes.
Something white on the wharf; so he steamed in and went ashore in a small boat.
Heyst, right enough. Put a book into his pocket, always very polite. Been strolling
IV A few of us who were sufficiently interested went to Davidson for details. These
were not many. He told us that he passed to the north of Samburan on purpose to
see what was going on. At first, it looked as if that side of the island had been ...
Thus dismissed, Davidson went on board his ship, swung her out, and as he was
steaming away he watched from the bridge Heyst walking shoreward along the
wharf. He marched into the long grass and vanished— all but the top of his white
So Davidson's old Chinaman squeaked hurriedly: "All right, all right, all right. You
do what you like, captain." And there was an end of the matter; not altogether,
though. From time to time the Chinaman used to ask Davidson about the white ...
Naturally, it was Davidson who had given him a lift out of his forsaken island.
There were no other ... out with Davidson, to whom he volunteered the statement
that it was only for a short time— a few days, no more. He meant to go back to ...
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Conrad managed to develop characters, imperfect, that all drove themselves forward on their own agendas to the story's conclusion- facilitating and enabling it along the way. He manages to keep the ... Read full review
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In the first part we get an outsider's view of Axel Heyst's character, actions and motives without being certain who he is or what actually drives him. I found this off-putting until the second part ... Read full review