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Ultimately we heard that Morrison had gone home through the Suez Canal in
order to push the magnificent coal idea personally in London. He parted from his
brig and disappeared from our ken; but we heard that he had written a letter or ...
Several of us heard that Heyst was prepared to go to Europe himself, to push on
his coal enterprise personally; but he never went. It wasn't necessary. The
company was formed without him, and his nomination of manager in the tropics
Yes. He had a book in his hand. He looked exactly as we have always seen him
— very neat, white shoes, cork helmet. He explained to me that he had always
had a taste for solitude. It was the first I ever heard of it, I told him. He only smiled.
Not one of us— with the probable exception of Morrison, who was dead— had
ever heard so much of his history. It looks as if the experience of hermit life had
the power to loosen one's tongue, doesn't it? During that memorable passage, ...
Davidson heard him gnash his teeth as he went. Davidson sat alone with the
billiard-tables as if there had been not a soul staying in the hotel. His placidity
was so genuine that he was not unduly fretting himself over the absence of Heyst
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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