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There was still no light in his bungalow, and he thought that perhaps it was just
as well. By this time he was much less perturbed. Wang had preceded him with
the lantern, as if in a hurry to get away from the two white men and their hairy ...
“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 light to think of you.” Her charming voice
gave a value to this banal answer, which had also the merit of truth. Heyst
laughed a ...
“He put this light down here without stopping, and ran.” “Ran, did he? H'm! Well,
it's considerably later than his usual time to go home to his Alfuro wife; but to be
seen running is a sort of degradation for Wang, who has mastered the art of ...
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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