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The reader therefore won't be surprised to hear that one morning I was told
without any particular emotion by the padrone of the schooner that the "Rich man
" down there was dead: He had died in the night. I don't remember ever being so
... when Morrison interrupted him jerkily. "Upon my word, I don't know why I have
been telling you all this. I suppose seeing a thoroughly white man made it
impossible to keep my trouble to myself. Words can't do it justice; but since I've
told you ...
While he was still drifting amongst the islands, enigmatical and disregarded like
an insignificant ghost, he told me so himself on a certain occasion. It was a long
time before he materialised in this alarming way into the destroyer of our little ...
'I remain in possession here,' he told Captain Davidson. What I want to know is
what he gets to eat there. A piece of dried fish now and then— what? That's
coming down pretty low for a man who turned up his nose at my table-d'hote!
He told us that he passed to the north of Samburan on purpose to see what was
going on. At first, it looked as if that side of the island had been altogether
abandoned. This was what he expected. Presently, above the dense mass of
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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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