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Often in the course of years an expressed sentiment, the particular sense of a
phrase heard casually, would recall him to my mind so that I have fastened on to
him many words heard on other men's lips and belonging to other men's less ...
He was heard by more than a hundred persons in the islands talking of a "great
stride forward for these regions." The convinced wave of the hand which
accompanied the phrase suggested tropical distances being impelled onward.
The manager— the man who heard the exclamation— had been so impressed
by the tone, fervour, rapture, what you will, or perhaps by the incongruity of it that
he had related the experience to more than one person. "Queer chap, that Swede
Upon my word, the only thing I heard him say which might have had a bearing on
the point was his invitation to old McNab himself. Turning with that finished
courtesy of attitude, movement, voice, which was his obvious characteristic, he
"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 ...
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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