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... had to be disregarded. "Our tug was already alongside. Two loafers were
carrying his dunnage behind him. I told the dockmen at our VICTORY 105.
ing his dunnage behind him. I told the dockmen at our moorings to keep all fast
for a minute. The gangway was down already; but he made nothing of it. Up he
jumps, one leap, swings his long legs over the rail, and there he is on board.
And then I said I would run below for a minute, to ram a few of my things into a
sailor's bag I had. I've never cared for a lot of dunnage; I believed in going about
flying light when I was at sea. I came back and found him strolling up and down
... faintly, in a voice which did not seem to belong to the earth, his henchman, in
extremely loud and terrestrial accents, was fussing about their belongings in the
boat, addressing himself to Pedro: "Come, now— pass up the dunnage there!
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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