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The girl had disengaged herself from his loose hold while he talked, and now
stood free of him, but still clasping his hand firmly. “Oh, no,” she said with perfect
assurance. “I tell you she daren't open her mouth to him. And she isn't as silly as ...
“You talk of ranging all over the world and doing great things, and taking fortune
by the scruff of the neck, but here you stick at this miserable business!” “It isn't
much of a lay—that's a fact,” admitted Ricardo unexpectedly. - Schomberg was
“I'll be hanged if the fellow isn't up to that silly trick!” was Ricardo's comment,
spoken in an ominous tone which recalled Schomberg to the realities of his
position. “No! No!” he protested. “It's a manner of speaking. Of course I wouldn't.” “
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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