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Davidson expressing his horror and incredulity of such foolishness, Heyst
explained that when the company came into being he had his few belongings
sent out from Europe. To Davidson as to any of us, the idea of Heyst, the
After a short silence Heyst returned to the matter of the shawl. He wanted to send
it back to Mrs. Schomberg. He said that it might be very awkward for her if she
were unable, if asked, to produce it. This had given him, Heyst, much uneasiness.
Breaking into my desk?” “That would be crude. Still, crudeness is one of life's
conditions.” There was the slightest flavour of banter in the tone of Ricardo's
governor. “Conceivable, but unlikely. Martin is a little crude; but you are not, Mr.
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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