... it," said the conscientious commander of the Sissie. His owner had a face like
an ancient lemon. He was small and wizened— which was strange, because
generally a Chinaman, as he grows in prosperity, puts on inches of girth and
So Davidson's old Chinaman squeaked hurriedly: "All right, all right, all right. You
do what you like, captain." And there was an end of the matter; not altogether,
though. From time to time the Chinaman used to ask Davidson about the white ...
A Chinaman appeared in response to the bell. Schom- berg turned to him very
severely: "Take the gentleman's order." Davidson had to be going. Couldn't wait
— only begged that Heyst should be informed that the Sissie would leave at ...
The Chinaman approached, and after referring him to the white man by a nod the
hotel-keeper departed, muttering to himself. Davidson heard him gnash his teeth
as he went. Davidson sat alone with the billiard-tables as if there had been not ...
Otherwise the very Chinamen ignored her existence. She had interrupted
Davidson in his reflections. Being alone with her, her silence and open-eyed
immobility made him uncomfortable. He was easily sorry for people. It seemed
rude not to ...
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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