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You saw the beauty's neck, didn't you? Hard as iron, too. Down we both went.
Seeing this the governor puts his revolver in his pocket. “'Tie his legs together, sir,
I yell. “I'm trying to strangle him.” “There was a lot of their fibre-lines lying about.
Then he squared his shoulders and frowned at vacancy. “Swedish baron—h'm!”
Ricardo continued meditatively. “I believe the governor would think that business
worth looking up, quite, if I put it to him properly. The governor likes a duel, if you
The governor don't trouble his head much about dee-tails. All that's left to Martin.
Martin, that's me, ma'am.” Heyst saw the girl's eyes turn towards Mr. Jones's
secretary and rest blankly on his face. Ricardo, however, looked vaguely into
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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