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We had with us also, lying prostrate in the dark and unspeakable cuddy of that
schooner, an old Spanish gentleman, owner of much luggage and, as Ricardo
assured me, very ill indeed. Ricardo seemed to be either a servant or the
... deceased whose white beard and hooked nose were the only parts I could
make out in the dark depths of a horrible stuffy bunk. As it fell calm in the course
of the afternoon and continued calm during all that night and the terrible, flaming
The shape of her dark head inclined over the violin was fascinating, and, while
resting between the pieces of that interminable programme she was, in her white
dress and with her brown hands reposing in her lap, the very image of dreamy ...
... faintly all day with its head just above the northern horizon, and at night
levelled at him, from amongst the clear stars, a dull red glow, expanding and
collapsing spasmodically like the end of a gigantic cigar puffed at intermittently in
He said it was dark and wet there; that it was like living with your head and
shoulders in a moist gunny-bag. That was only his exaggerated style of talking.
Morrison was "one of us." He was owner and master of the Capricorn, trading brig
, and ...
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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