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It so happened that the very same year Ricardo— the physical Ricardo— was a
fellow passenger of mine on board an extremely small and extremely dirty little
schooner, during a four days' passage between two places in the Gulf of Mexico ...
And this is Ricardo." The pock-marked man, lying prostrate in another long chair,
made a grimace, as if something had tickled the end of his nose, but did not come
out of his supineness. "Martin Ricardo, secretary. You don't want any more of ...
Ricardo, as idle, but more upright, made no sign. "Won't you have a drink with me
before retiring?" went on Schomberg, sitting down by the little table. "By all
means," said Mr. Jones lazily. Ricardo showed his teeth in a strange, quick grin.
And when he glanced aside uncomfortably, he met Ricardo's grin uncovering a
lot of teeth, though the man seemed absorbed in his thoughts all the time. "And,
moreover," went on Mr. Jones in that distant tone of his, "you can't help yourself.
"He's a gentleman," testified Martin Ricardo with a sudden snap of the lips, after
which his moustaches stirred by themselves in an odd, feline manner. "Oh, I wasn
't thinking of that," said plain Mr. Jones, while Schomberg, dumb and planted ...
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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