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It appears that he stayed with a Dutch government doctor in Amboyna, a friend of
his who looked after him for a bit in his bungalow. He became visible again rather
suddenly, his eyes sunk in his head, and with a sort of guarded attitude, as if ...
There's no more romantic temperament on earth than the temperament of a
company promoter. Engineers came out, coolies were imported, bungalows were
put up on Samburan, a gallery driven into the hillside, and actually some coal got
The couple lived at the edge of the forest, and she could sometimes be seen
gazing towards the bungalow shading her eyes with her hand. Even from a
distance she appeared to be a shy, wild creature, and Heyst, anxious not to try
Subsequently some of them— those that did not belong to the storerooms and
the empty bungalows, and could not be regarded as the common property of this
community of two —were returned to Heyst, tied in a bunch with a piece of string.
He always went back to her at the first fall of dusk, vanishing from the bungalow
suddenly at this hour, like a sort of topsy-turvy, day-hunting Chinese ghost with a
white jacket and a pigtail. Presently, giving way to a Chinaman's ruling passion, ...
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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 - LibraryThing
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