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For a time everybody in the islands was talking of the Tropical Belt Coal, and
even those who smiled quietly to themselves were only hiding their uneasiness.
Oh, yes; it had come, and anybody could see what would be the consequences—
He confronted our open grins or quiet smiles with a serious round face. Heyst
had taken the girl away to Samburan; and that was no joking matter. The
loneliness, the ruins of the spot, had impressed Davidson's simple soul. They
marvelled Davidson in his quiet, slightly panting voice. "What do you think of that
?" I thought she must have had some interest of her own to serve. She was too
lifeless to be suspected of impulsive compassion. It was impossible to think that ...
Probably that lazy beast had sent her out to see who was the thirsty customer
waking up the echoes of the house at this quiet hour. Bow, nod— and she
clambered up to her post behind the raised counter, looking so helpless, so
inane, as she ...
going on in the evening at Schomberg's place, on the quiet. I've noticed men
strolling away in twos and threes towards that hall where the orchestra used to
play. The windows must be specially well shuttered, because I could not spy the ...
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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