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What are you staring at out there, Mr. Ricardo?” “He was deceived by my keeping
my back to him. I wasn't staring at anything, but his mistake gave me a Inotion. “'I
am staring at something that looks like a canoe over there,” I said very slowly.
At this moment he came out of his sudden reverie to note with alarm the wide-
awake curiosity of Mr. Ricardo's stare. “And so you go like this about the world,
gambling,” he remarked inanely, to cover his confusion. But Ricardo's stare did
Ricardo received this speech as if he had been expecting to hear those very
words, or else did not mind at all what Heyst might say. He muttered an
absentminded “Ay, ay,” played with a bit of biscuit, sighed, and said, with a
peculiar stare ...
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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