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This slight deviation added some ten miles to Davidson's round trip, but as that
was sixteen hundred miles it did not matter much. "I have told my owner of it,"
said the conscientious commander of the Sissie. His owner had a face like an
And there was an end of the matter; not altogether, though. From time to time the
Chinaman used to ask Davidson about the white man. He was still there, eh? "I
never see him," Davidson had to confess to his owner, who would peer at him ...
Davidson happened to be two days late on his return trip; no great matter,
certainly, but he made a point of going ashore at once, during the hottest hour of
the afternoon, to look for Heyst. Schomberg's hotel stood back in an extensive ...
Heyst had taken the girl away to Samburan; and that was no joking matter. The
loneliness, the ruins of the spot, had impressed Davidson's simple soul. They
were incompatible with the frivolous comments of people who had not seen it.
After a short silence Heyst returned to the matter of the shawl. He wanted to send
it back to Mrs. Schomberg. He said that it might be very awkward for her if she
were unable, if asked, to produce it. This had given him, Heyst, much uneasiness.
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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