Joseph Conrad: Nostromo


FOR a moment, before this extraordinary find, they forgot their
own concerns and sensations. Senor Hirsch's sensations as he lay
there must have been those of extreme terror. For a long time he
refused to give a sign of life, till at last Decoud's
objurgations, and, perhaps more, Nostromo's impatient suggestion
that he should be thrown overboard, as he seemed to be dead,
induced him to raise one eyelid first, and then the other.

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