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."I wonder what the point was. I never saw him again because I believe he went
straight on board a mail-boat which left within the hour for other ports of call in the
direction of Aspinall. Mr. Jones's characteristic insolence belongs to another ...
any one taking seriously his dream of tropical coal, so what was the use of
hurting his feelings? Thus reasoned men in reputable business offices where he
had his entree as a person who came out East with letters of introduction— and ...
Polite attention, what's due from one gentleman listening to another, was what he
showed; and, as usual, it was catching; so that Morrison pulled himself together
and finished his narrative in a conversational tone, with a man-of-the-world air.
"Joking!" Heyst's blue eyes went hard as he turned them on the discomposed
Morrison. "In what way, may I ask?" he continued with austere politeness.
Morrison was abashed. "Forgive me, Heyst. You must have been sent by God in
answer to ...
Schomberg couldn't forget Heyst. The keen, manly Teutonic creature was a good
hater. A fool often is. "Good evening, gentlemen. Have you got everything you
want? So! Good! You see? What was I always telling you? Aha! There was
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - www.librarything.com
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - www.librarything.com
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