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... brave words expressing the truth of an indomitable faith could not but feel the
edge of a sharp knife at its throat. The unchanging Man of history is wonderfully
adaptable cloth by.
"Nobody has sent me. I just happened along." "I know better," contradicted
Morrison. "I may be unworthy, but I have been heard. I know it. I feel it. For why
should you offer — " Heyst inclined his head, as from respect for a conviction in
which he ...
No decent feeling was ever scorned by Heyst. But he was incapable of outward
cordiality of manner, and he felt acutely his defect. Consummate politeness is not
the right tonic for an emotional collapse. They must have had, both of them, ...
It is to be noted that he knew very little of Heyst. He was one of those whom
Heyst's finished courtesy of attitude and intonation most strongly disconcerted.
He himself was a fellow of fine feeling, I think, though of course he had no more
... absurd feeling, and asked, wishing to make clear his friendliness, and not
knowing what else to say: "You haven't run short of stores or anything like that?"
Heyst smiled and shook his head. "No, no. Nothing of the kind. We are fairly well
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - LibraryThing
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