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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 ...
From time to time he would step up, his blinking, cushioned eyes, his thick lips,
his very chestnut beard, looking full of malice. " 'Evening, gentlemen. Have you
got all you want? So! Good! WeD, I am told the jungle has choked the very sheds
Davidson was telling us afterward that she jumped exactly like a figure made of
wood, without losing her rigid immobility. She did not even move her eyes; but
she answered him freely, though her very lips seemed made of wood. They
She did not open her lips, because just then the head boy appeared with a
loaded tray, on his way out. Schomberg went to the door and greeted the
customers outside, but did not join them. He remained blocking half the doorway,
with his ...
Her lips did certainly move. But what sort of word could it have been to make the
girl jump up so swiftly? Heyst, at his table, was surprised into a sympathetic start.
He glanced quickly round. Nobody was looking towards the platform; and when ...
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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