Falk - A Reminiscence Joseph Conrad

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Falk - A Reminiscence  by  Joseph Conrad

Falk - A Reminiscence by Joseph Conrad
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[...]the main fife-rail. Directly he was let loose he would crawl off there, and the first seaman who came along would bring him, carefully held aloft in tarry hands, back to the cabin door. I fancy there must have been a standing order to thatMore[...]the main fife-rail. Directly he was let loose he would crawl off there, and the first seaman who came along would bring him, carefully held aloft in tarry hands, back to the cabin door. I fancy there must have been a standing order to that effect.

In the course of these transportations the baby, who was the only peppery person in the ship, tried to smite these stalwart young German sailors on the face. Mrs. Hermann, an engaging, stout housewife, wore on board baggy blue dresses with white dots. When, as happened once or twice I caught her at an elegant little wash-tub rubbing hard on white collars, babys socks, and Hermanns summer neckties, she would blush in girlish confusion, and raising her wet hands greet me from afar with many friendly nods.

Her sleeves would be rolled up to the elbows, and the gold hoop of her wedding ring glittered among the soapsuds. Her voice was pleasant, she had a serene brow, smooth bands of very fair hair, and a good-humoured expression of the eyes. She was motherly and moderately talkative. When this simple matron smiled, youthful dimples broke out on her fresh broad cheeks.

Hermanns niece on the other hand, an orphan and very silent, I never saw attempt a smile. This, however, was not gloom on her part but the restraint of youthful gravity. They had carried her about with them for the last three years, to help with[...].



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