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asked Heyst with a distinct note of respect. "Surely I am not an infidel." Morrison
was swiftly reproachful in his answer, and there came a pause, Morrison perhaps
interrogating his conscience, and Heyst preserving a mien of unperturbed, polite
somebody asked him once with shallow scorn. "Drinks! Oh, dear, no!" The
innkeeper was not mercenary. Teutonic temperament seldom is. But he put on a
sinister expression to tell us that Heyst had not paid perhaps three visits
altogether to ...
There's something in him. One doesn't care to. " 'But what's the object? Are you
thinking of keeping possession of the mine?' I asked him. "'Something of the sort,'
he says. T am keeping hold.' " 'But all this is as dead as Julius Caesar,' IV ...
"Funny thing," he went on. "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
Davidson asked with unconcealed astonishment. Heyst did mean that. "My poor
father died in London. It has been all stored there ever since," he explained. "For
all these years?" exclaimed Davidson, thinking how long we all had known ...
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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