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Ricardo seemed to be either a servant or the confidant of that aged and
distinguished-looking invalid, who early on the passage held a long murmured
conversation with the friar, and after that did nothing but groan feebly, smoke
"It seems unreasonable," he murmured thoughtfully. "Oh, but they had a scrap!"
the other said. "What do you mean? Was there a fight!— a fight with Heyst?"
asked Davidson, much perturbed, if somewhat incredulous. "Heyst? No, these
Heyst murmured to himself. But there is an unholy fascination in systematic noise.
He did not flee from it incontinently, as one might have expected him to do. He
remained, astonished at himself for remaining, since nothing could have been ...
The murmuring noise of conversations carried on with some spirit filled
Schomberg's concert-room. Nobody remarked Heyst's movements; for indeed he
was not the only man on his legs there. He had been confronting the girl for some
she murmured with an intonation so just, with an accent so penetrating— the
charm of her voice did not fail her even in whispering— that Heyst seemed to see
the illusion of human fellowship on earth vanish before the naked truth of her ...
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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