The Works of Joseph Conrad: 'Twixt the land and sea

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Gresham, 1925

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Page 132 - And in the same whisper, as if we two whenever we talked had to say things to each other which were not fit for the world to hear, he added, "It's very wonderful.
Page 100 - In a moment he had concealed his damp body in a sleeping suit of the same gray-stripe pattern as the one I was wearing and followed me like my double on the poop. Together we moved right aft, barefooted, silent. "What is it?" I asked in a deadened voice, taking the lighted lamp out of the binnacle, and raising it to his face. "An ugly business.
Page 99 - Look here, my man. Could you call him out quietly?" I thought the time had come to declare myself. "I am the captain.
Page 106 - I inquired, in the hardly audible murmurs we used, after he had told me something more of the proceedings on board the Sephora once the bad weather was over. 'When we sighted Java Head I had had time to think all those matters out several times over. I had six weeks of doing nothing else, and with only an hour or so every evening for a tramp on the quarterdeck.
Page 101 - I said, replacing the lamp in the binnacle. The warm, heavy tropical night closed upon his head again. "There's a ship over there," he murmured. "Yes, I know. The Sephora. Did you know of us?" "Hadn't the slightest idea. I am the mate of her " He paused and corrected himself. "I should say I was." "Aha! Something wrong?" "Yes. Very wrong indeed. I've killed a man.
Page 135 - Goodness only knows when, though, but certainly after dark. I'll edge her in to half a mile, as far as I may be able to judge in the dark "
Page 141 - And all the time I dared not look towards the land lest my heart should fail me. I released my grip at last and he ran forward as if fleeing for dear life. I wondered what my double there in the sail-locker thought of this commotion. He was able to hear everything — and perhaps he was able to understand why, on my conscience, it had to be thus close — no less. My first order "Hard alee!
Page 124 - ... the night coming on! To hear one's skipper go on like that in such weather was enough to drive any fellow out of his mind. It worked me up into a sort of desperation. I just took it into my own hands and went away from him, boiling, and — But what's the use telling you? You know! . . . Do you think that if I had not been pretty fierce with them I should have got the men to do anything?
Page 129 - I'm sure I don't know, sir. Shall I go up again and see, sir?" "No! never mind." My object was attained, as of course my other self in there would have heard everything that passed. During this interlude my two officers never raised their eyes off their respective plates; but the lip of that confounded cub, the second mate, quivered visibly. I expected the steward to hook my coat on and come out at once. He was very slow about it; but I dominated my nervousness sufficiently not to shout after him....
Page 119 - I'll have to write to my owners directly I get in." "Unless you manage to recover him before to-morrow," I assented, dispassionately. . . . "I mean, alive." He mumbled something which I really did not catch, and I turned my ear to him in a puzzled manner. He fairly bawled: "The land — I say, the mainland is at least seven miles off my anchorage.

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