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... did not understand; and especially not to be inhospitable—which in a hotel-
keeper was highly unprofessional. “I don't understand,” grumbled Schomberg. “
Oh, yes, I understand perfectly well. I 33 “You are frightened,” interrupted Mr.
Of course, the people here could not understand the truth of our relation to each
other. But what business of theirs was it? Kill old Morrison! Well, it is less criminal,
less base—I am not saying it is less difficult—to kill a man than to cheat him in ...
“I failed to move his Celestial heart—that is, if there is such a thing. He told me
with horrible Chinese reasonableness that he could not let us pass the barrier,
because we should be pursued. He doesn't like fights. He gave me to understand
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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