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Axel Heyst was also a smoker; and when he lounged out on his verandah with
his cheroot, the last thing before going to bed, he made in the night the same sort
of glow and of the same size as that other one so many miles away. In a sense ...
"I think I shall smoke a cheroot on the verandah. I don't feel sleepy for the moment
." "Well, don't be long." He made no answer. She saw him standing there, very
still, with a frown on his brow, and slowly dropped the curtain. Heyst did really ...
As a matter of fact, after flinging away the cheroot, Heyst had gone indoors with
the feeling of a man who gives up an unprofitable occupation. But Ricardo
fancied he could hear faint footfalls on the open ground, and dodged quickly into
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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