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“What's the matter? Don't you like to have people in your house?” asked plain Mr.
Jones languidly. “I should have thought the owner of a hotel would be pleased.”
He lifted his delicate and beautifully pencilled eyebrows. Schomberg muttered ...
The skipper stops his silly chatter, Surprised. “'Eh? What's the matter?' asks he. “
The matter! It was his reprieve—that's what was the matter. “'Oh, nothing, nothing,'
says my gentleman. “You are perfectly right. A log—nothing but a log.” “Ha, ha!
His upturned face was swollen, red, peeling all over 'the nose and cheeks. His
stare was irrational. Heyst perceived stains of dried blood all over the front of his
dirty white coat, and also on one sleeve. “What's the matter? Are you wounded?
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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