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He did not like Davidson, never a very faithful client of his. He hit a bell on one of
the tables as he went by, and asked in a distant, Officer-of-the-Reserve manner: “
You desire?” The good Davidson still sponging his wet neck, declared with ...
Heyst, when he saw the boat pulling towards him, dropped his signalling-pole;
and when Davidson arrived, he was kneeling down engaged busily in
unfastening the flag from it. “Was there anything wrong?” I inquired, Davidson
XIV “YEs, Excellency,” said Davidson in his placid voice; “there are more dead in
this affair—more white people, I mean—than have been killed in many of the
battles of the last Achin war.” Davidson was talking with an Excellency, because ...
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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