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... an enthroned idol, smiling stupidly over the billiards from time to time, speaking
to no one, and no one speaking to her. Schomberg himself took no more interest
in her than may be implied in a sudden and totally unmotived scowl. Otherwise ...
One was inclined to think of her as an It—an automaton, a very plain dummy, with
an arrangement for bowing the head at times and smiling stupidly now and then.
Davidson viewed her profile with a flattened nose, a hollow cheek, and one ...
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
The speaker laughed aloud, while all the others sat smiling. Davidson stopped. "
Yes, rather." His feelings were, he told us, those of bewildered resignation; but of
course that was no more visible to the others than the emotions of a turtle when ...
He stood up in the boat, and, above him, Heyst stooped low with urbane smiles,
thanking him and apologising for the liberty, exactly in his usual manner.
Davidson had expected some change in the man, but there was none. Nothing in
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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