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He was small and wizened—which was strange, because generally a Chinaman,
as he grows in prosperity, puts on inches of girth and stature. To serve a Chinese
firm is not so bad. Once they become convinced you deal straight by them, ...
Presently, giving way to a Chinaman's ruling passion, he could be observed
breaking the ground near his hut, between the mighty stumps of felled trees, with
a miner's pickaxe. After a time, he discovered a rusty but serviceable spade in
one of ...
“It would be useless, for instance, to tell me that your Chinaman has run off with
your money. A man living alone with a Chinaman on an island takes care to
conceal property of that kind so well that the devil himsel 33 “Certainly,” Heyst ...
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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