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With his system of trading it would have been strange if he had; and all these
debts entered in the pocketbook weren't good enough to raise a mUrei on— let
alone a shilling. The Portuguese officials begged him not to distress himself.
... his brig and disappeared from our ken; but we heard that he had written a letter
or letters to Heyst, saying that London was cold and gloomy; that he did not like
either the men or things, that he was "as lonely as a crow in a strange country.
Davidson, a good, simple fellow in his way, was strangely affected. It is to be
noted that he knew very little of Heyst. He was one of those whom Heyst's
finished courtesy of attitude and intonation most strongly disconcerted. He
himself was a ...
The girl must have been miserable indeed to follow a strange man to such a spot.
Heyst had, no doubt, told her the truth. He was a gentle- nan. But no words could
do justice to the conditions of life on Samburan. A desert island was nothing to ...
The captains of vessels, coming on shore later in the day, brought tales of a
strange invasion, and wanted to know who were the two offensive lunatics in a
steam- launch, apparently after a man and a girl, and telling a story of which one
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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 - 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