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Heavy lines radiated from it in all directions through the tropics, figuring a
mysterious and effective star—lines of influence or lines of distance, or something
of that sort. Company promoters have an imagination of their own. There's
Would you like to see me attempt this thing while that mysterious prestige of mine
lasts—or their not less mysterious hesitation?” “No, no!” she whispered ardently,
as if compelled to speak by his eyes fixed on her face. “No, it's a knife you want ...
At the moment when she bent forward to receive it from him, there was a flash of
fire in her mysterious eyes—a red gleam in the white mist which wrapped the
promptings and longings of her soul. She had done it! The very sting of death
was in ...
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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