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Solitude, shade, and gloomy silence— and a faint, treacherous breeze which
came from under the trees and quite unexpectedly caused the melting Davidson
to shiver slightly— the little shiver of the tropics which in Sourabaya, especially, ...
But the last words came out in a faint voice. Mrs. Schomberg never moved her
head the least bit. Davidson, after the shock which made him sit up, went slack all
over. "Heyst! Such a perfect gentleman!" he exclaimed weakly. Mrs. Schomberg ...
He had never heard anybody speak like this before; certainly not Heyst, whose
conversation was concise, polite, with a faint ring of playfulness in the cultivated
tones of his voice. "He's gone mad," Davidson thought to himself. But, looking at ...
And suppose she did— what are you going to do about it?" "I don't know," he said
with a faint, remote playfulness in his tone which had not been heard in it lately,
and which seemed to catch her ear pleasantly. "I am grieved to VICTORY 59.
"It would be too long a tale," said Heyst, with a faint smile. Heyst's smiles were
rather melancholy, and accorded badly with his great moustaches, under which
his mere playfulness lurked as comfortably as a shy bird in its native thicket.
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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
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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