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I've no friends in Manila that I know of,” wondered Schomberg with a severe
frown. “I can't tell you his name. I've clean forgotten it: but don't you worry. He was
anything but a friend of yours. He called you all the names he could think of.
I've never cared for a lot of dunnage; I believed in going about flying light when I
was at sea. I came back and found him strolling up and down the deck, as if he
were taking a breath of fresh air before turning in, like on any other evening.
It's the name of that man of whom I've been speaking. What of it?” “And you mean
to say that he was your friend?” “You have heard enough to judge for yourself.
You know as much of our connection as I know myself. The people in this part of
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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