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Wang came round the house, and standing below, raised up his yellow, thin face.
"All finish?" he asked. Heyst nodded slightly from above, glancing towards the
jetty. A crowd of blue-clad figures with yellow faces and calves was being hustled
"Catchee one piecee wife," remarked Wang unemotionally, and marched off,
turning his back on the wharf and the great world beyond, represented by the
steamer waiting for her boats. Heyst learned presently that Wang had persuaded
one of ...
Wang had invited them. But this was the only occasion when any sound louder
than the buzzing of insects had troubled the profound silence of the clearing. The
natives were never invited again. Wang not only knew how to live according to ...
Heyst, following from a distance the progress of Wang's gardening and of these
precautions— there was nothing else to look at— was amused at the thought that
he, in his own person, represented the market for its produce. The Chinaman ...
II During his master's absence at Sourabaya, Wang had busied himself with the
ground immediately in front of the principal bungalow. Emerging from the fringe
of grass growing across the shore end of the coal-jetty, Heyst beheld a broad, ...
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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