Scanned and proofed by David Price, email email@example.com Within the Tides Contents: The Planter of Malata The Partner The Inn of the Two Witches Because of the Dollars THE PLANTER OF MALATA CHAPTER I In the private editorial office of the principal newspaper in a great colonial city two men were talking. They were both
UNDER WESTERN EYES by JOSEPH CONRAD “I would take liberty from any hand as a hungry man would snatch a piece of bread.” Miss HALDIN PART FIRST To begin with I wish to disclaim the possession of those high gifts of imagination and expression which would have enabled my pen to create for the reader
This Etext was produced by Judy Boss, of Omaha, Nebraska TYPHOON BY JOSEPH CONRAD Far as the mariner on highest mast Can see all around upon the calmed vast, So wide was Neptune’s hall . . . — KEATS AUTHOR’S NOTE THE main characteristic of this volume consists in this, that all the stories composing
Transcribed by David Price, email firstname.lastname@example.org ‘Twixt Land & Sea Tales Contents A Smile of Fortune The Secret Sharer Freya of the Seven Isles A SMILE OF FORTUNE–HARBOUR STORY Ever since the sun rose I had been looking ahead. The ship glided gently in smooth water. After a sixty days’ passage I was anxious to
TO-MORROW by Joseph Conrad What was known of Captain Hagberd in the little seaport of Colebrook was not exactly in his favour. He did not belong to the place. He had come to settle there under circumstances not at all myste- rious–he used to be very communicative about them at the time–but extremely morbid and
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THE SECRET SHARER by Joseph Conrad I On my right hand there were lines of fishing stakes resembling a mysterious system of half-submerged bamboo fences, incomprehensible in its division of the domain of tropical fishes, and crazy of aspect as if abandoned forever by some nomad tribe of fishermen now gone to the other end
The Secret Agent by Joseph Conrad Scanned and proofed by David Price email@example.com The Secret Agent CHAPTER I Mr Verloc, going out in the morning, left his shop nominally in charge of his brother-in-law. It could be done, because there was very little business at any time, and practically none at all before the evening.
This etext was prepared by Judy Boss, Omaha, NE THE RESCUE A ROMANCE OF THE SHALLOWS BY JOSEPH CONRAD ‘Allas!’ quod she, ‘that ever this sholde happe! For wende I never, by possibilitee, That swich a monstre or merveille mighte be!’ –THE FRANKELEYN’S TALE TO FREDERIC COURTLAND PENFIELD LAST AMBASSADOR OF THE UNITED STATES OF
Transcribed by David Price, email firstname.lastname@example.org The Mirror of the Sea Contents: I. Landfalls and Departures IV. Emblems of Hope VII. The Fine Art X. Cobwebs and Gossamer XIII. The Weight of the Burden XVI. Overdue and Missing XX. The Grip of the Land XXII. The Character of the Foe XXV. Rules of East and
Transcribed by David Price, email email@example.com THE ARROW OF GOLD–A STORY BETWEEN TWO NOTES FIRST NOTE The pages which follow have been extracted from a pile of manuscript which was apparently meant for the eye of one woman only. She seems to have been the writer’s childhood’s friend. They had parted as children, or very
SOME REMINISCENCES by Joseph Conrad A Familiar Preface. As a general rule we do not want much encouragement to talk about ourselves; yet this little book is the result of a friendly suggestion, and even of a little friendly pressure. I defended myself with some spirit; but, with characteristic tenacity, the friendly voice insisted: “You