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There's a something— it isn't exactly the appearance, it's a— no use me trying to
tell you. You ain't an Englishman; and if you were, you wouldn't need to be told."
An unsuspected stream of loquacity had broken its dam somewhere deep within
There ain't much to me, except that I have never been tame, even when walking
the pavement and cracking jokes and standing drinks to chums— ay, and to
strangers, too. I would watch them lifting their elbows at my expense, or splitting
Even I ain't up to it sometimes. For instance, that night, all he did was to waggle
his finger at me. The skipper stops his silly chatter, surprised. " 'Eh? What's the
matter?' asks he. "The matter! It was his reprieve— that's what was the matter. " '
Ferocity ain't good form, either— that much I've learned by this time, and more,
too. I've had that schooling that you couldn't tell by my face if I meant to rip you up
the next minute— as of course I could do in less than a jiffy. I have a knife up the ...
Scared ain't in it! I didn't even know who had fired. Everything had been so still
just before that the bang of the shot seemed the loudest noise I had ever heard.
The honourable Antonio pitches forward— they always do, towards the shot; you
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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