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"Of all the people I speak to, nobody ever asks after him but that Chinaman of
mine— and Schom- berg," he added after a while. Yes, Schomberg, of course.
He was asking everybody about everything, and arranging the information into
Schom- berg turned to him very severely: "Take the gentleman's order." Davidson
had to be going. Couldn't wait— only begged that Heyst should be informed that
the Sissie would leave at midnight. "Not— here, I am telling you!" Davidson ...
"Young enough," came the low voice out of Mrs. Schom- berg's unmoved
physiognomy. Davidson, encouraged, remarked that he was sorry for her. He
was easily sorry for people. "Where did they go to from here?" he asked. "She did
not go ...
He spent his evenings sitting apart on the verandah of Schom berg's hotel. The
lamentations of string instruments issued from the building in the hotel compound
, the approaches to which were decorated with Japanese paper lanterns strung ...
"Tiffin bell will ring in five minutes, gentlemen," Schom berg called after them,
exaggerating the deep manliness of his tone. He had managed to upset himself
very much. He expected to see them come back infuriated and begin to bully him
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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