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He was owner and master of the Capricorn, trading brig, and was understood to
be doing well with her, except for the drawback of too much altruism. He was the
dearly beloved friend of a quantity of God-forsaken villages up dark creeks and ...
Whenever a coast village sighted the brig it would begin to beat all its gongs and
hoist all its streamers, and all its girls would put flowers in their hair and the crowd
would line the river bank, and Morrison would beam and glitter at all this ...
He had come the week before into Delli, and the Portuguese authorities, on some
pretence of irregularity in his papers, had inflicted a fine upon him and had
arrested his brig. Morrison never had any spare cash in hand. With his system of
He will get the brig for a song— no, not even that— a line of a song. You have
been some years now in the islands, Heyst. You know us all; you have seen how
we live. Now you shall have the opportunity to see how some of us end; for it is
Poor Morrison added, as a discouraging afterthought: "Only this is such a God-
forsaken spot." Heyst inquired with a delicate intonation whether he might know
the amount for which the brig was seized. Morrison suppressed an oath, ...
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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