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VII IT was at this precise moment of their conversation that Heyst had intruded on
Mr. Jones and his secretary with his warning about Wang, as he had related to
Lena. When he left them, the two looked at each other in wondering silence.
“I kept her out of sight as long as I could,” said Heyst. “Perhaps, with your bringing
up, traditions, and so on, you will understand my reason for it.” “He knew. He
knew before!” Mr. Jones mourned in a hollow voice. “He knew of her from the first!
Joseph Conrad. Mr. Jones looked at him with a horrible, cadaverous smile of
inscrutable mockery, and pointed to the door. Heyst passed through it first. His
feelings had become so blunted that he did not care how soon he was shot in the
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - DanielSTJ - www.librarything.com
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