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" Six black men advanced in a file, toiling up the path. They walked erect and slow, balancing small baskets full of earth on their heads, and the clink kept time with their footsteps. Black rags were wound round their loins, and the short ends behind waggled... "
Youth: And Two Other Stories - Page 64
by Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 339 pages
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Youth: And Two Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - 1903 - 381 pages
...Black rags were wound round their loins, and the short ends behind 'waggled to and fro like tails. I could see every rib, the joints of their limbs were like knots in a rope; each had_an iron collar on his neck, and all were connected together with a chain whose bights swung between...
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Complete Works, Volume 16

Joseph Conrad - 1903
...footsteps. Black rags were wound round their loins, and the short ends behind waggled to and fro like tails. I could see every rib, the joints of their limbs were...chain whose bights swung between them, rhythmically dinking. Another report from the cliff made me think sud.\ denly ofJthat ship of war I had seen firing...
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Conrad's Fiction as Critical Discourse

Richard Ambrosini - Literary Criticism - 1991 - 253 pages
...while a group of chained black men pass next to him: "Six black men advanced . . . erect and slow ... I could see every rib, the joints of their limbs were like knots in a rope." Marlow's description of the chain-gang is often anthologized for the vividness of its impressionistic...
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La route: réalité et représentation dans l'œuvre de Wole Soyinka

Christiane Fioupou - Literary Criticism - 1994 - 390 pages
...small haskets full of earth on their heads, and the clink képi time with their footsteps. [ . . . ] I could see every rib. the joints of their limbs were...a rope ; each had an iron collar on his neck, and ail were connected together with a chain whose bights swung between them, rhythmically clinking (22)...
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Heart of Darkness and Other Stories

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 1995 - 219 pages
...footsteps. Black rags were wound round their loins, and the short ends behind waggled to and fro like tails. I could see every rib, the joints of their limbs were...connected together with a chain whose bights swung between diem, rhythmically clinking. Another report from the cliff made me diink suddenly of that ship of war...
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Solitude Versus Solidarity in the Novels of Joseph Conrad: Political and ...

Ursula Lord - Literary Criticism - 1998 - 358 pages
...free labour working on a chain gang, as prison convicts - hence "criminals" - were often forced to do: "I could see every rib, the joints of their limbs...whose bights swung between them, rhythmically clinking ... But these men could by no stretch of the imagination be called enemies. They were called criminals,...
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Heart of darkness

Joseph Conrad - Fiction - 2010 - 128 pages
...footsteps. Black rags were wound round their loins, and the short ends behind wagged to and fro like tails. I could see every rib, the joints of their limbs were...Another report from the cliff made me think suddenly ofthat ship of war I had seen firing into a continent. It was the same kind of ominous voice; but these...
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Ethics and Selfhood: Alterity and the Phenomenology of Obligation

James R. Mensch - Philosophy - 2003 - 215 pages
..."Black rags were wound round their loins, and the short ends behind waggled to and fro like tails. I could see every rib, the joints of their limbs were...neck, and all were connected together with a chain ..." (43). They are carrying baskets of earth up the hillside in an activity as senseless as the incomprehensible...
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Conrad's Heart of Darkness: Rebirth of Tragedy

John P. Anderson - Fiction - 2005 - 180 pages
...footsteps. Black rags were wound round their loins, and the short ends behind waggled to and fro like tails. I could see every rib, the joints of their limbs were...bights swung between them, rhythmically clinking. This black rag native with a tail is under ultimate control, cruel control. This is part of the policy...
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The Congo: Plunder and Resistance

David Renton, David Seddon, Leo Zeilig - History - 2007 - 243 pages
...slow, balancing small baskets of earth on their heads, and the clink kept time with their footsteps ... I could see every rib, the joints of their limbs were...were connected together with a chain whose bights sung between them, rhythmically clinking. Marlow's complex narrative stands in for an authorial voice....
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