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A Smile Of Fortune

Auhtor: Joseph Conrad

Language: english
Published: 1910

Genres:

fiction,  short stories
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Review by O. Brown, March 2007


Rating: (*****)
Copyright: Public Domain in the U.S.
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Excerpts from the Book 'A Smile Of Fortune':

... 1 By half-past seven in the morning, the ship being then inside the harbour at last and moored within a long stone's-throw from the quay, my stock ...
... it was a remarkable feat to have produced it so quickly, and I congratulated the steward on his smartness in a somewhat ominous tone. He gave me a deprecatory smile ...
... the quarter-deck two shabby individuals stepped forward and in mournful silence offered me business cards which I took from them without a word under ...
... clear fine night with just a slight swell-in the gulf of Bengal. Went off without a splash no one in the ship could tell why, how, at what hour-after ...
... and he could procure me two or three dozen good plants- The tips of his thick, round fingers rested composedly on the edge of the table on each side ...
... three o'clock-quite the full swing of afternoon office work in the port. He snarled imperiously: Sit down, Captain. I acknowledged the gracious invitation ...
... It was impossible to get to know these men. They came and went too quickly and their ships lay moored far out, at the very entrance of the ...
... my friend looked grave. What on earth are you pulling that long face about? I cried impatiently. He asked me to see his garden and I have a good ...
... commercial amenity, but I had been a stranger to amenity in that connection. I do verily believe (from the direction of his heavy glance towards a certain ...
... wisps hanging down on each side of the clear sallow face a mass so thick and strong and abundant that, nothing but to look at, it gave you ...
... both these Jacobuses were rather handsome men after all. I said: Oh! Then I shall stare at you till you smile. She favoured me again with an even ...
... was guiding my steps towards the house with the old garden, where for years no guest other than myself had ever dined. Mere gratitude does not gnaw at ...
... plunge her fork into it, as she used to do with the knitting-needle, but refrained. Her little black eyes sparkled venomously. I turned to my host at ...
... with a politeness she did not deserve. Her plump, knitting hands fell slowly on her knees. She said not a word while I fixed her with severe determination. ...
... I asked in awe. What are you terrifying yourself with? She pulled herself together, her eyes open frightfully wide now. The tropical afternoon was ...
... I could not make up my mind whether to shake my fist in that direction or blow a kiss. A Smile of Fortune Chapter 6 Either would have ...
... thick hands. It was not really a slipper, but a low shoe of blue, glazed kid, rubbed and shabby. It had straps to go over the instep, but the girl only ...
... sah, and, instead of shoving off at once, remained holding by the ladder. I was a thousand miles from commercial affairs, when on the dark quarter-deck ...
... all I could catch faintly, or rather guess at, were the words next time and quite correct. And it was only of these last that I was certain. ...
... a good rate of freight. We have no doubt that your best endeavours... etc... etc. I dropped the letter and sat motionless for a long time. Then I wrote ...