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Twixt Land
and Sea
Joseph Conrad
ELECBOOK CLASSICS
ISBN 1 901843 41 6
\u00a9The Electric Book Company 2001
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\u2019Twixt Land and Sea
Joseph Conrad
Elecbook Classics
9
Contents
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A Smile of Fortune\u2014 Harbour Story................................................. 10 CHAPTER I........................................................................................... 13 CHAPTER II.......................................................................................... 24 CHAPTER III........................................................................................ 34 CHAPTER IV........................................................................................ 43 CHAPTER V.......................................................................................... 61 CHAPTER VI........................................................................................ 81 The Secret Sharer\u2014An Episode from the Coast............................. 99 CHAPTER I......................................................................................... 100 CHAPTER II........................................................................................ 126 Freya of the Seven Isles..................................................................... 154 CHAPTER I......................................................................................... 155 CHAPTER II........................................................................................ 167 CHAPTER III...................................................................................... 174 CHAPTER IV...................................................................................... 189 CHAPTER V........................................................................................ 218 CHAPTER VI...................................................................................... 233

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ver since the sun rose I had been looking ahead. The ship
glided gently in smooth water. After a sixty days\u2019 passage I

was anxious to make my landfall, a fertile and beautiful island of the tropics. The more enthusiastic of its inhabitants delight in describing it as the \u201cPearl of the Ocean.\u201d Well, let us call it the \u201cPearl.\u201d It\u2019s a good name. A pearl distilling much sweetness upon the world.

This is only a way of telling you that first-rate sugar-cane is grown there. All the population of the Pearl lives for it and by it. Sugar is their daily bread, as it were. And I was coming to them for a cargo of sugar in the hope of the crop having been good and of the freights being high.

Mr. Burns, my chief mate, made out the land first; and very soon I became entranced by this blue, pinnacled apparition, almost transparent against the light of the sky, a mere emanation, the astral body of an island risen to greet me from afar. It is a rare phenomenon, such a sight of the Pearl at sixty miles off. And I wondered half seriously whether it was a good omen, whether what would meet me in that island would be as luckily exceptional as this beautiful, dreamlike vision so very few seamen have been privileged to behold.

But horrid thoughts of business interfered with my enjoyment
A Smile of Fortune\u2014
Harbour Story
\u2019Twixt Land and Sea
Joseph Conrad
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