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... broken shadows of bamboo fences in the sheen of long grass, something like
an overgrown bit of road slanting among ragged thickets towards the shore only
a couple of hundred yards away, with a black jetty and a mound 2 VICTORY.
hundred yards away, with a black jetty and a mound of some sort, quite inky on its
unlighted side. But the most conspicuous object was a gigantic blackboard raised
on two posts and presenting to Heyst, when the moon got over that side, the ...
That black jetty, sticking out of the jungle into the empty sea; those roof-ridges of
deserted houses peeping dismally above the long grass! Ough! The gigantic and
funereal blackboard sign of the Tropical Belt Coal Company, still emerging from ...
Heyst nodded slightly from above, glancing towards the jetty. A crowd of blue-
clad figures with yellow faces and calves was being hustled down into the boats
of the chartered steamer lying well out, like a painted ship on a painted sea;
Emerging from the fringe of grass growing across the shore end of the coal-jetty,
Heyst beheld a broad, clear space, black and level, with only one or two clumps
of charred twigs, where the flame had swept from the front of his house to the ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - www.librarything.com
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - www.librarything.com
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