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Not a soul was in sight, not even a China boy—nothing but a lot of painted iron
chairs and tables. Solitude, shade, and gloomy ... The middle of the day, table d'
hôte tiffin once over, was Schomberg's easy time. He lounged out, portly, ...
You were running a table d'hôte in Bangkok at one time, weren't you?”
Schomberg, astounded by the turn of the information, could only throw out his
chest more and exaggerate his austere Lieutenant-of-the-Reserve manner. A
I don't mind a round game of cards, but to make a decoy of my table d'hôte—my
blood boils! He came here because some lying rascal in Manila told him I kept a
table d'hôte.” He said these things, not for Mrs. Schomberg's in. formation, 105 V .
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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