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Did he mean to frighten me? Or seduce me? Or astonish me? Or arouse my
admiration? All he did was to arouse my amused incredulity. As scoundrels go he
was far from being a bore. For the rest my innocence was so great then that I
He dragged after him up and down that section of the tropical belt a silent,
frightened little woman with long ringlets, who smiled at one stupidly, showing a
blue tooth. I don't know why so many of us patronised his various establishments.
The opinion that he treated her abominably was based on her frightened
expression. Davidson lifted his hat to her. Mrs. Schomberg gave him an
inclination of her sallow head and incontinently sat down behind a sort of raised
counter, facing ...
She would be frightened at the first sight of it. She would scream. The capacity for
sympathy in these stout, placid men! Davidson was stirred to the depths; and it
was easy to see that it was about Heyst that he was concerned. We asked him if ...
The insight he had obtained almost frightened him; he couldn't get over his
wonder at knowing more of the real Mrs. Schomberg than anybody in the Islands,
including Schomberg himself. She was a miracle of dissimulation. No wonder
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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