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He had no real inkling of what it meant, till Heyst said definitely: "I can lend you
the amount." "You have the money?" whispered Morrison. "Do you mean here, in
your pocket?" "Yes, on me. Glad to be of use." Morrison, staring open-mouthed, ...
While he was staring at the poster, a door somewhere at his back opened, and a
woman came in who was looked upon as Schomberg's wife, no doubt with truth.
As somebody remarked cynically once, she was too unattractive to be anything ...
To this she said nothing; and as she kept on staring fixedly in front of her, her
silence disconcerted Davidson. It looked as if she had not heard him— which
was impossible. Perhaps she drew the line of speech at the expression of
... with the wide, motionless stare of profound astonishment. Heyst, vexed with
himself, suspected that she did not understand what he said. One could not tell
what nationality these women were, except that they were of all sorts. But she
... enough to be noticed. Heyst, on purpose, laughed aloud. She nearly choked
with indignation at this brutal heartlessness. "What did you mean, then, by saying
'command me'?" she almost hissed. Something hard in his mirthless stare ...
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - www.librarything.com
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