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Davidson pursued his own train of thought. He supposed that such a thing had
never been heard of in the history of the tropics. For where could you find any
one to steal a girl out of an orchestra? No doubt fellows here and there took a
“'Do you want me to understand, sir, that you mind there being one life more or
less on this earth?' I asked him, a few hours after we got away. “'Certainly not,'
says he. “'Well, then, why did you stop me?' “'There's a proper way of doing things
His Chinaman's mind, very clear but not far-reaching, was made up according to
the plain reason of things, such as it appeared to him in the light of his simple
feeling for self-preservation, untrammelled by any notions of romantic honour or ...
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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