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They looked at each other across a little round table with a surprised, open gaze,
self-consciousness growing on them so slowly that it was a long time before they
averted their eyes; and very soon they met again, temporarily, only to rebound, ...
And there were several men on the verandah, steady customers of Schomberg's
table d'hote, gazing in his direction— at the ladies of the orchestra, in fact. Heyst's
dread arose, not out of shame or timidity, but from his fastidiousness. On getting ...
The stream of ingenuous blasphemy— some of it in bad Spanish —had run dry,
and Martin Ricardo, connoisseur in gentlemen, sat dumb with a stony gaze as if
still marvelling inwardly at the amazing elections, conjunctions and associations
... tool than you would think," he went on, gazing abstractedly into Schomberg's
wide-open eyes. "Suppose some little difference comes up during a game. Well,
you stoop to pick up a dropped card, and when you come up— there you are ...
"And went back to that island again," Schomberg echoed lifelessly, fixing his
gaze on the floor. "What's the matter with you?" asked Ricardo with genuine
surprise. "What is it?" Schomberg, without looking up, made an impatient gesture.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - Espey1 - LibraryThing
Axel Heist, a profound skeptic, lives in solitude on an island in the South Seas. His aloofness mystifies some and angers others, but no one invades his island or his moral self-sufficiency. When he ... Read full review
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I like Conrad, and this was no exception. The story is typically Conradian in pondering big moral issues. It examines if we are able to escape the society and live far away from the evils of this ... Read full review