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said Ricardo slowly, taking Schomberg's measure with his eyes. “And what about
you?” “You talk mighty big,” burst out the hotel-keeper. “You talk of ranging all
over the world and doing great things, and taking fortune by the scruff of the neck,
They were talking of you, really; only I didn't know it.” “Who were they?” Heyst
raised his voice. “Who was talking of me? Talking where?” With the first question
he had lifted himself from his reclining position; at the last he was on his lonees ...
It was obvious that all this was being said merely for the sake of talking, and that
Ricardo's mind was concentrated on some purpose unconnected with the words
that were coming out of his mouth. “I should like to know,” Heyst asked with ...
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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