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Since this Note is mostly concerned with personal contacts and the origins of the
persons in the tale, I am bound also to speak of Lena, because if I were to leave
her out it would look like a slight; and nothing would be further from my thoughts ...
"I was wondering when you would come out," said Heyst still without looking at
the girl— to whom, after several experimental essays in combining detached
letters and loose syllables, he had given the name of Lena. She remarked after a
Heyst and Lena entered the shade of the forest path which crossed the island,
and which, near its highest point, had been blocked by felled trees. But their
intention was not to go so far. After keeping to the path for some distance, they left
it at a ...
... with whom he did not yet know how to live; that human being so near and still
so strange, gave him a greater sense of his own reality than he had ever known
in all his life. IV With her knees drawn up, Lena rested her elbows 164 VICTORY.
IV With her knees drawn up, Lena rested her elbows on them and held her head
in both her hands. "Are you tired of sitting here?" Heyst asked. An almost
imperceptible negative movement of the head was all the answer she made. "
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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