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This was one of those things that don't happen— unheard of things. He had no
real inkling of what it meant, till Heyst said definitely: "I can lend you the amount."
"You have the money?" whispered Morrison. "Do you mean here, in your pocket?
... 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.
As a matter of fact, many of us did not hear of this death till months afterward—
from Schomberg, who disliked Heyst gratuitously and made up a piece of sinister
whispered gossip: "That's what comes of having anything to do with that fellow.
The silence was profound, and lasted long enough to become startling. Then,
enthroned above Davidson, she whispered at last: "That friend of yours." "Oh, you
know I am here looking for a friend," said Davidson hopefully. "Won't you tell me ...
... had recovered my senses, I asked her what on earth she had to do with it that
Heyst should leave it with her. And then, behaving like a painted image rather
than a live woman, she whispered, just loud enough for me to hear: " 1 helped
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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 - LibraryThing
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