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close inshore, stopped his engines, and lowered a boat. He went himself in that
boat, which was manned, of course, by his Malay seamen. Heyst, when he saw
the boat pulling towards him, dropped his signalling-pole; and when Davidson ...
“Malay man, eh?” Wang made a slight negative movement with his head. “Do you
hear, Lena?” Heyst called out. “Wang says there is a boat in sight—somewhere
near, apparently. Where's that boat, Wang?” “Round the point,” said Wang, ...
She had quickly learned to wind it up under her armpits with a safe twist, as
Malay village girls do when going down to bathe in a river. Her shoulders and
arms were bare; one of her tresses, hanging forward, looked almost black against
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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
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Cecrow - www.librarything.com
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