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The feel more than the strength of the girl's hand, clutching at his shoulder,
checked him. He swung round, crouching with a yellow upward glare. Ah! Was
she turning against him? He would have stuck his knife into the hollow of her
bare throat ...
Could I?” Without moving her head, the girl felt for Heyst's hand, pressed it, and
thereafter did not let it go. He continued, bitterly playful: “I don't know. I don't think
so. There is a strain in me which lays me under an insensate obligation to avoid ...
Don't put your hand into your pocket— don't.” His voice had a wild, unexpected
shrillness. Heyst started, and there ensued a moment of suspended animation,
during which the thunder's deep bass muttered distantly and the doorway to the ...
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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