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They were still promenading that wharf on all fours when we cast off. It was only
then that he looked at me—quietly, you know; in a slow way. He wasn't so thin
then as he is now; but I noticed he wasn't so young as he looked—not by a long ...
I wasn't staring at anything, but his mistake gave me a Inotion. “'I am staring at
something that looks like a canoe over there,” I said very slowly. “The skipper got
concerned at once. It wasn't any danger from the inhabitants, whoever they were.
“It wasn't very long after we left England—some few days, though. I was so ill at
first that I lost count of days. A smoking mountain—E can't think how they called it.
” “Vesuvius, perhaps,” suggested Heyst. “That's the name.” “I saw it, too, years, ...
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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