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The last thing a woman will consent to discover in a man whom she loves, or on
whom she simply depends, is want of courage. And, timid in her corner, she
ventured to say pressingly: "Be careful, Wilhelml Remember the knives and
I didn't bother him then; but I wasn't likely to forget them two fellows, so business-
like with their knives. At that time we had only one revolver between us two— the
governor's six-shooter, but loaded only in five chambers; and we had no more ...
... "He just nods the least bit, wipes his fingers on the plantain leaf, puts his hand
behind his back, as if to help himself to rise from the ground, snatches his
revolver from under his jacket, and plugs a bullet plumb centre into Mr. Antonio's
You saw the beauty's neck, didn't you? Hard as iron, too. Down we both went.
Seeing this the governor puts his revolver in his pocket. " 'Tie his legs together, sir
,' I yell. 'I'm trying to strangle him.' "There was a lot of their fibre-lines lying about.
Only four shots left, and ninety miles of wild coast to put behind us before coming
to the first place where you could expect to buy revolver cartridges. " 'Anyhow,' I
tells him, 'he wants to be killed some way or other, as a favour.' "And then I go on
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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