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Grasping the gunwales of the launch, he displayed a pair of remarkably long
arms, terminating in thick, brown hairy paws of simian aspect. "What shall we do
with that fellow of mine?" the chief of the party asked Schomberg. "There must be
Another man, more directly below Heyst, sprawled on his back from gunwale to
gunwale, half off the after thwart, his head lower than his feet. This second man
glared wildly upward, and struggled to raise himself, but to all appearance was ...
The sound of a thin stream, partly breaking on the gunwale of the boat and partly
splashing alongside, became at once audible. It was greeted by a cry of
inarticulate and savage joy. Heyst knelt on the string-piece and peered down.
The man ...
They had been thirty hours tugging at the oars, he explained, and they had been
more than forty hours without water, except that the night before they had licked
the dew off the gunwales. Ricardo did not explain to Heyst how it happened.
The forceful stream from the pipe broke like shattered glass on the boat's
gunwale. Its loud, fitful, and persistent splashing revealed the depth of the world's
silence. "Great notion, to lead the water out here," pronounced Ricardo
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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