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... been idle indeed to take the trouble to remark on such slight evidence that the
voice was very charming and when the performers resumed their seats I shifted
my position slightly in order not to have that particular performer hidden from me
He was really in trouble. He had come the week before into Delli, and the
Portuguese authorities, on some pretence of irregularity in his papers, had
inflicted a fine upon him and had arrested his brig. Morrison never had any spare
cash in ...
... this unfortunate — " 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
I don't hold with a man everlastingly bothering the Almighty with his silly troubles.
It seems such cheek. Anyhow, this morning I— I have never done any harm to
any God's creature knowingly— I prayed. A sudden impulse— I went flop on my ...
And incompleteness of any sort leads to trouble. Axel Heyst ought not to have
cared for his letters— or whatever it was that brought him out after something
more than a year and a half in Samburan. But it was of no use. He had not the
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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
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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