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" It happened while we were setting a reefed foresail at dusk. Reefed foresail! You understand the sort of weather. The only sail we had left to keep the ship running; so you may guess what it had been like for days. Anxious sort of job, that. He gave me... "
TWIXT LAND AND SEA - Page 102
by JOSEPH CONRAD - 1912
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'Twixt land and sea

Joseph Conrad - 1924 - 258 pages
...understand the sort of weather. The only sail we had left to keep the ship running; so you may guess what it had been like for days. Anxious sort of job,...no end to it. Terrific, I tell you — and a deep / 7\ ship. I believe the fellow himfsfilf was half crazed wjtfc— fuak. It was no time for gentlemanly...
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Conrad's Eastern World, Volume 10

Norman Sherry - Literary Criticism - 1966 - 376 pages
...at the time of her desertion. To begin with, the murder on the Sephora takes place during a storm: I tell you I was overdone with this terrific weather...end to it. Terrific, I tell you — and a deep ship . . . And the ship running for her life, touch and go all the time, any minute her last in a sea fit...
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Selected Short Stories

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1997 - 276 pages
...understand the sort of weather. The only sail we had left to keep the ship running; so you may guess what it had been like for days. Anxious sort of job,...himself was half crazed with funk. It was no time for gendemanly reproof, so I turned round and felled him like an ox. He up and at me. We closed just as...
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Modernity at Sea: Melville, Marx, Conrad in Crisis

Cesare Casarino - Literary Criticism - 2002 - 324 pages
...only sail we had left to keep the ship running; so you may guess what it had been like for days... He gave me some of his cursed insolence at the sheet....you I was overdone with this terrific weather.... I believe the fellow himself was half crazed with funk. It was no time for gentlemanly reproof, so...
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'Twixt Land and Sea

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 2008 - 10 pages
...understand the sort of weather - the only sail we had left to 10 keep her running, so you may guess what it had been like for days. Anxious sort of job...believe the fellow himself was half crazed with funk. That was no 15 time for gentlemanly reproof, so I turned round and felled him like an ox. He up and...
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