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"Run back and bring a crowbar here. There's one lying by the coal-heap," Heyst
shouted to him. The man standing in the boat sat down on the thwart behind him.
A horrible coughing laugh came through his swollen lips. "Crowbar? What's that ...
At a sign from Heyst, Wang hammered at the brass tap on the wharf, then stood
behind Number One, crowbar in hand, motionless as before. Ricardo was
perhaps not so certain of Pedro's toughness as he affirmed; for he stooped,
As he kept silent for some time, she looked up and said thoughtfully: "Yes, a knife
— it's a knife that you would want, wouldn't you, in case, in case — " He shrugged
his shoulders. "There must be a crowbar or two in the sheds; but I have given ...
me walking about with a crowbar in my hand? Ha, ha! And besides, that edifying
sight alone might start the trouble for all I know. In truth, why has it not started yet?
" "Perhaps they are afraid of you," she whispered, looking down again. "By Jove ...
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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