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It was the last literary thought which had occurred to me before the doors of the
Temple of Janus flying open with a crash shook the minds, the hearts, the
consciences of men all over the world. Such coincidence could not be treated
I don't know if Morrison thought so, but the villagers had no doubt whatever about
it. Whenever a coast village sighted the brig it would begin to beat all its gongs
and hoist all its streamers, and all its girls would put flowers in their hair and the ...
He had been wandering with a dry throat all over that miserable town of mud
hovels, silent, with no soul to turn to in his distress, and positively maddened by
his thoughts; and suddenly he had stumbled on a white man, figuratively and
"Miracles do happen," thought the awestruck Morrison. To him, as to all of us in
the islands, this wandering Heyst, who didn't toil or spin visibly, seemed the very
last person to be the agent of Providence in an affair concerned with money.
Then he had an after-thought: "I say! I hope he won't think I am intruding, eh?" We
reassured him on the point of correct behaviour. The sea is open to all. This slight
deviation added some ten miles to Davidson's round trip, but as that was ...
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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