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Whispering gently to the girl, he tried to explain to her that as things stood, an
open withdrawal from the . company would be probably opposed. She listened to
his explanation anxiously, from time to time pressing the hand she had sought
You had bettel see them before you 33 She made a barely perceptible movement
of recoil, 'checked at once, and stood still. Heyst released her arrol. “Yes, perhaps
I had better,” she said with unnatural deliberation, and stepped out on the ...
“Remember,” he went on, incorrigible with his delicate raillery, “that hope is a
Christian virtue, and surely you can't want all the mercy for yourself.” Before their
eyes the bungalow across the cleared ground stood bathed in a sinister light.
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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