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Falk: A Reminiscence

Falk: A Reminiscence

Falk: A Reminiscence Several of us, all more or less connected with the sea, were dining in...
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Author: Conrad, Joseph,1857-1924
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Language: English
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Falk: A Reminiscence

Falk: A Reminiscence

$339.28 $4.65

Falk: A Reminiscence

$339.28 $4.65
Author: Conrad, Joseph,1857-1924
Format: eBook
Language: English

Falk: A Reminiscence

Several of us, all more or less connected with the sea, were dining in a small river-hostelry not more than thirty miles from London, and less than twenty from that shallow and dangerous puddle to which our coasting men give the grandiose name of German Ocean. And through the wide windows we had a view of the Thames; an enfilading view down the Lower Hope Reach. But the dinner was execrable, and all the feast was for the eyes. That flavour of salt-water which for so many of us had been the very water of life permeated our talk. He who hath known the bitterness of the Ocean shall have its taste forever in his mouth. But one or two of us, pampered by the life of the land, complained of hunger. It was impossible to swallow any of that stuff. And indeed there was a strange mustiness in everything. The wooden dining-room stuck out over the mud of the shore like a lacustrine dwelling; the planks of the floor seemed rotten; a decrepit old waiter tottered pathetically to and fro before an antediluvian and worm-eaten sideboard; the chipped plates might have been disinterred from some kitchen midden near an inhabited lake; and the chops recalled times more ancient still. They brought forcibly to ones mind the night of ages when the primeval man, evolving the first rudiments of cookery from his dim consciousness, scorched lumps of flesh at a fire of sticks in the company of other good fellows; then, gorged and happy, sat him back among the gnawed bones to tell his artless tales of experiencethe tales of hunger and huntand of women, perhaps! ......Buy Now (To Read More)

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Ebook Number: 493
Author: Conrad, Joseph
Release Date: Jan 9, 2006
Format: eBook
Language: English

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