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verandah. It was not till he had seen Wang come out that he himself entered the
twilight of the big room. By that time Wang was out of sight at the back of the
house, but by no means out of hearing. The Chinaman could hear the voice of
He glanced along the verandah in the direction of the other bungalow. The fire of
sticks in front of it had gone out. No faint glow of embers, not the slightest thread
of light in that direction, hinted at the presence of strangers. The darker shapes ...
“Yes, perhaps I had better,” she said with unnatural deliberation, and stepped out
on the verandah to stand close by his side. Together, one on each side of the
screen, they peeped between the edge of the canvas and the verandah-post ...
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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