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He turned his back on me and walked out of the room. It was in a little hotel in the
Island of St. Thomas in the West Indies (in the year '75) where we found him one
hot afternoon extended on three chairs, all alone in the loud buzzing of flies to ...
All the time he kept one ear turned to the cuddy in the manner of a devoted
servant, but I had the idea that in some way or other he had imposed the
connection on the invalid for some end of his own. The reader therefore won't be
surprised to ...
... in something of the jack-ashore spirit that I dropped a five-franc piece into the
sauceboat; whereupon the sleep-walker turned her head to gaze at me and said
"Merci, Monsieur," in a tone in which there was no gratitude but only surprise.
Upon my word, the only thing I heard him say which might have had a bearing on
the point was his invitation to old McNab himself. Turning with that finished
courtesy of attitude, movement, voice, which was his obvious characteristic, he
One day Heyst turned up in Timor. Why in Timor, of all places in the world, no one
knows. Well, he was mooning about Delli, that highly pestilential place, possibly
in search of some undiscovered facts, when he came in the street upon ...
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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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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