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A sudden impulse— I went flop on my knees; so you may judge—” They were
gazing earnestly into each other's eyes. Poor Morrison added, as a discouraging
afterthought: “Only this is such a God-forsaken spot.” Heyst inquired with a
Afterwards—” Ricardo paused, sinister in the stillness of his pose. Suddenly he
got up with a swift movement and gazed down at his chief in moody abstraction.
Mr. Jones did not stir. “There's one thing that's worrying me,” began Ricardo in a ...
He suddenly seized her passive hand. “You will have it so?” he said. “Yes? Well,
let us then hope for mercy together.” She shook her head without looking at him,
like an abashed child. “Remember,” he went on, incorrigible with his delicate ...
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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