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“I should regret it more,” he went on, “if I were not in a position to give you the
choice of those empty bungalows for a temporary home.” He turned round and
plunged into the narrow track, the two others following in single file. “Queer start!
There was still no light in his bungalow, and he thought that perhaps it was just
as well. By this time he was much less perturbed. Wang had preceded him with
the lantern, as if in a hurry to get away from the two white men and their hairy ...
He moved on, his head swimming a little with the repressed desire of violence,
and came out openly in front of the bungalows, as if he had just been down to the
jetty to look at the boat. The sunshine enveloped him, very brilliant, very still, very
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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