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For the most part he lay on deck aft as it were at my feet, and raising himself from
time to time on his elbow would talk about himself and go on talking, not exactly
to me or even at me (he would not even look up but kept his eyes fixed on the ...
He let himself go for the mere relief of violent speech, his elbows planted on the
table, his eyes bloodshot, his voice nearly gone, the brim of his round pith hat
shading an unshaven, livid face. His white clothes, which he had not taken off for
A sudden impulse— I went flop on my knees; so you may judge " They were
gazing earnestly into each other's eyes. Poor Morrison added, as a discouraging
afterthought: "Only this is such a God-forsaken spot." Heyst inquired with a
"Joking!" Heyst's blue eyes went hard as he turned them on the discomposed
Morrison. "In what way, may I ask?" he continued with austere politeness.
Morrison was abashed. "Forgive me, Heyst. You must have been sent by God in
answer to ...
... he would approach some table where the topic of the hour was being
discussed, would listen for a moment, and then come out with his invariable
declaration: "All this is very well, gentlemen; but he can't throw any of his coal-
dust in my eyes.
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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