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I was waiting for you—in the dark.” Heyst, on the top step, leaned against a
wooden pillar after moving the lantern to one side. “I have been thinking that it is
just as well you had no light. But wasn't it dull for you to sit in the dark?” “I don't
need a ...
the darkness and the silence could be made to yield. something to his eyes and
ears. He noted the stars, and stepped back again into the dense darkness. He
resisted the growing impulse to go out and steal toward the other bungalow.
Already the sparkle of open sea was encroaching rapidly on the dark, cool, early-
morning blue of Diamond Bay; but the deep dusk lingered yet under the mighty
pillars of the forest, between which the secretary dodged. He was watching ...
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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