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He had a moment of acute appreciation intruding upon another order of thoughts.
It was as if there could be no end of his discoveries about that girl, at the most
incongruous moments. She had on nothing but a hand-woven cotton sarong- one
She had on nothing but a hand-woven cotton sarong- one of Heyst's few
purchases, years ago, in Celebes, where they are made. He had forgotten all
about it till she came, and then had found it at the bottom of an old sandalwood
trunk dating ...
Out of breath, but calm and unabashed, she busied herself in readjusting under
her arms thebrown and yellow figured Celebes sarong, the tuck of which had
come undone during the fight. Then, folding her bare arms tightly on her breast,
One side of her loosened sarong had slipped down as low as her hip. The long
brown tresses of her hair fell in lank wisps, as if wet, almost black against her
white body. Her uncovered flank, damp with the sweat of anguish and fatigue, ...
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - www.librarything.com
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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - LibraryThing
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