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The receptivity of my indolence made the impression so permanent that when the
moment came for her meeting with Heyst I felt that she would be heroically equal
to every demand of the risky and uncertain future. I was so convinced of it that I ...
Morrison had pulled himself together, but one felt the snapping strain on his
recovered self-possession. Heyst was beginning to say that he "could very well
see all the bearings of this unfortunate — " when Morrison interrupted him jerkily.
So, instead of going on his knees, as he felt inclined to do, Morrison stretched out
his hand, which Heyst grasped with formal alacrity and a polite murmur in which "
Trifle— delighted— of service," could be just distinguished. "Miracles do ...
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, a fairly painful time of it in the cabin of the brig.
Davidson felt sorry for the eighteen lady-performers. He knew what that sort of life
was like, the sordid conditions and brutal incidents of such tours led by such
Zangiacomos who often were anything but musicians by profession. While he
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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