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The company is gone, the engineers are gone, the clerks are gone, the coolies
are gone, everything's gone; but there he sticks. Captain Davidson, coming by
from the westward, saw him with his own eyes. Something white on the wharf; so
“We were too far gone to climb out,” Ricardo went on. “I heard you walking along,
though. I thought I shouted; I tried to. You didn't hear me shout?” Heyst made an
almost imperceptible negative sign, which the greedy eyes of Ricardo—greedy ...
Wang was gone. He, at any rate, had declared himself, but as I did not know what
he might take it into his head to do, I thought I had better warn these people that I
was no longer responsible for the Chinaman. I did not want Mr. Wang making ...
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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