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The shape of her dark head inclined over the violin was fascinating, and, while
resting between the pieces of that interminable programme she was, in her white
dress and with her brown hands reposing in her lap, the very image of dreamy ...
When Heyst met him in Delli, Morrison was walking along the street, his eyeglass
tossed over his shoulder, his head down, with the hopeless aspect of those
hardened tramps one sees on our roads trudging from workhouse to workhouse.
For why should you offer — " Heyst inclined his head, as from respect for a
conviction in which he could not share. But he stuck to his point by muttering that
in the presence of an odious fact like this, it was natural Later in the day, the fine
Poor Morrison actually laid his head on the cabin table, and remained in that
crushed attitude while Heyst talked to him soothingly with the utmost courtesy.
The Swede was as much distressed as Morrison; for he understood the other's
Mrs. Schomberg gave him an inclination of her sallow head and incontinently sat
down behind a sort of raised counter, facing the door, with a mirror and rows of
bottles at her back. Her hair was very elaborately done with two ringlets on the
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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