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That ain't the same thing as to serve an employer. They give you wages as they'd
fling a bone to a dog, and they expect you to be grateful. It's worse than slavery.
You don't expect a slave that's bought for money to be grateful. And if you sell ...
... his arms on his breast comfortably, in a completely human attitude. “That's
another thing you can tell a gentleman by —his freakishness. A gentleman ain't
accountable to nobody, any more than a tramp on the roads. He ain't got to keep
If I didn't say anything for a bit, it ain't because there isn't plenty to talk about. Ay,
more than enough.” “What's the matter with you?” breathed out his patron. “Are
you going to turn pessimist?” “Me turn? No, sir! I ain't of those that turn. You may ...
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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