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Of the nigger I used to dream for years afterwards. Of Pedro never. The
impression was less vivid. I got away from him too quickly. It seems to me but
natural that those three buried in a corner of my memory should suddenly get out
into the light ...
On the nights of full moon the silence around Samburan —the "Round Island" of
the charts— was dazzling; and in the flood of cold light Heyst could see his
immediate surroundings, which had the aspect of an abandoned settlement
"Mrs. Schomberg jerked Heyst's note, twisted like a pipe- light, into my lap while I
sat there unsuspecting," Davidson went on. "Directly I had recovered my senses, I
asked her what on earth she had to do with it that Heyst should leave it with her ...
The windows must be specially well shuttered, because I could not spy the
smallest gleam of light from that direction; but I can't believe that those beggars
would go in there only to sit and think of their sins in the dark." "That's strange.
... of conventional self-deceptions, of an ever-expected happiness. But now he
was troubled; a light veil seemed to hang before his mental vision; the awakening
of a tenderness, indistinct and confused as yet, towards an unknown woman.
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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