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Axel Heyst was also a smoker; and when he lounged out on his verandah with
his cheroot, the last thing before going to bed, he made in the night the same sort
of glow and of the same size as that other one so many miles away. In a sense ...
... at the cost of his customers. It was he who, one evening, as Morrison and Heyst
went past the hotel— they were not his regular patrons— whispered mysteriously
to the mixed company assembled on the verandah: "The spider VICTORY IS.
teriously to the mixed company assembled on the verandah: "The spider and the
fly just gone by, gentlemen." Then, very important and confidential, his thick paw
at the side of his mouth: "We are among ourselves; well, gentlemen, all I can say
Mrs. Schomberg had had no time to enter into details, Davidson told us. Indeed,
the wonder was that they had been left alone so long. The drowsy afternoon was
slipping by. Footsteps and voices resounded on the verandah— I beg pardon, ...
Davidson stepped out on the verandah. The party of customers there had
become aware of the explosive interlude in the doorway. Davidson knew one of
these men, and nodded to him in passing; but his acquaintance called out: "Isn't
he in a ...
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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