his assistant, was long and had a great s head and a very broad Oberk • body o n two long, d, can legs. The third man of the staff was a Negro from Sierra Leon e, who claimed that Henry Price to en hei. For some reason, but it flussabwƒrt s the natives had given the name of Makola, and he had left all his wƒhrend Stre ifz, ge through the country. He spoke English and Franz • Saxon singing with an accent, had a beautiful handwriting • ne, did the bookkeeping and kept in the de pths of his heart firmly on the worship of these spirits b •. His wife was a neg ress from Loanda, very large and very loud. Three children rolled off the T, r o f its low house which resembled a shed, about in the sun. Makola, taciturn and u nergr, TALLY, despised the two Wei en. He was managing a small warehouse of mu d with a roof made of dried grass, and he pretended, over the vorrƒtigen glass b eads, cotton fabrics, red stemmed, cher, over the copper wire and other commerci al companies, ter to sorgfƒltig book f lead. Au the warehouse and he Makolas H , tte, there was only one big it Gebƒude on the cleared space of the establish ment. It was built neatly of reeds and had a veranda on all four sides. In it th ere were three Rƒume. The one in the middle of the living room with two rough he wn tables and some stools. The other two were of the Schlafrƒume wei en Mƒnner . Each had a bedstead and a mosquito net - that was the entire facility. The woo den floor was berstreut with the belongings of Wei s, open, half-empty boxes, clothes that you wore in the city, old boots, all dirty and everything torn or b roken, how anhƒufen such things mysterious to disorderly people. There was also a staging point at a distance of Gebƒude. It slept under a large en, planned f rom the strong cross-kilter, the man who had seen the beginning of everything he re; of the construction of this outpost of progress and had monitored. At home h e had been an unsuccessful painter, the quest for glory on an empty stomach had had enough and walked out through patronage of h • herer page there. He had been the first head of that office. Makola had witnessed how the tatkrƒftige K, Arti sts in the just finished house on the fever died, while with his' usual balance, or validity of geƒu ert: "I told you so." Then he lived for a time alone, Che rn and his family, his Kontob, and the B • sen spirit that dominates the Lƒnder equator under the.... He came with his God out very well. Perhaps he had voted gnƒdig by giving him more white f e Mƒnner, r demnƒchst promised to play. Well , anyway, the director of Gro en trading company, the foxes on a steamer, a ƒh nlich Sardinenb, with a
as usual quietly and meaty . The director set up the cross at the grave lie t he first member and sat on the Kayerts a post. Carlier was appointed second in c harge. The director was a r, cksichtsloser, durchschlagskrƒftiger man who occasi onally, but very subtly, a grim sense of humor run wild lie . He held Kayerts C arlier and a speech in which he erlƒuterte them the promising prospects of their establishment. The trading post was removed nƒchste about three hundred miles. There was a similar occasion au ergew • f, r they distinguish themselves and e arn percentages in the trade. This appointment is a Beg, nstigung, f r Anfƒnger. Kayerts Trƒnen was from the kindness of the director leads almost eng. He said he w rde to do his best and try to justify the flattering confidence, etc., etc. Kayerts was in the Telegraph Administration was and saw itself correctly auszud r press. Carlier, a former cavalry sergeant in the army, whose protection was gu aranteed by various europƒische Mƒchte, was less impressed. If the commissions r eap lie s, the better, and by a sullen look, over the current, the Wƒlder and the impenetrable bush slip lie , which seemed to cut off the station from, Brig world, he muttered between Zƒhnen " We shall see very soon. "After the nƒchsten day, some bales of cotton fabrics and a few boxes food had been thrown on shore
, took off the sardine box of steamers, not fr, here as in six months to return. On deck, the director tapped his cap in the direction of two representatives;H , te stood waving on the shore, and addressing himself to an old servant of the company argued that the habit of accompanying him on his trips to headquarters, he said, "Look at these two heads of Schwachk •. The home control requirements m ust, verr be Something to send me such specimens. I told these guys, they should create a Gem, segart, and build new Lagerrƒume Zƒune and construct a landing sp ot. I bet that nothing is done about it! You will not know how she's going to do . I was always convinced, that the post is useless on this river, and the fit th ere exactly for this post! "" You are herausmausern are already there, "said the old stager with a quiet Lƒcheln. "Anyway, I'm let go of the nƒchsten six months ," said the Director-sharp. The two Mƒnner saw the steamer to, as he drove aroun d the bend, then they went, arm in arm up the shore slope, and returned to St na val base, to the, ck . They were only very short time in this vast, dark country and have always been the middle of other Wei He, suspended under the eye and the direction of their superiors. And now, dull the subtle influences, have to t heir environment, f, it is very hlten lonely when they were pl • without additio nal bottom, left and Tzung confronted with the wilderness, a wilderness, all the more strange and
They were two v • llig unfƒhige insignificant and individuals whose existence wa s only through the high organization of civilized masses m • made possible. Few people are becoming aware that their lives, the very essence of their character, their Fƒhigkeiten and K, hnheit only the expression of their confidence in the safety of their environment. Courage, composure, confidence, Gef, chairs and def ines principles, each gro e and every insignificant thought go • not rt the in dividual, but the crowd, a crowd, the blind to the irresistible power of their i nstitutions and their moral defines principles to power their police and public opinion • believes. But the Ber, Channel with pure unmitigated savagery, with pr imitive nature and primitive man pl • additional and deep unease into the heart. For Gef, hl of solitude within it, genus, to a clear idea of the loneliness of their own thoughts and feelings - the disappearance of the familiar, the securit y features, joined the Bestƒtigung • ungew of similar, which is gefƒhrlich; an i dea of vague, uncontrollable and arises widerwƒrtigen things whose mean • Render intrusion excites the imagination and excites the civilized nerves of the fooli sh and the wise alike en. Kayerts and Carlier walked arm in arm, by ckten r cl ose to one another, as do children in the darkness, and they had the same thing, not entirely unpleasant Gef, hl is a threat that one half f, r an imagination h ƒlt. They talked incessantly in T • NEN familiar with each other. "Our station i s one of h, bschen place," said one. The other agreed to spread enthusiasm and t alkative about the Sch • nheiten the situation. Then they went over in the Nƒhe of the grave. "Poor devil!" Kayerts said. "He died of fever, right?" Muttered Ca rlier and stopped quickly. "Well," replied Kayerts entr, STET, "I'm • rt that th e guy has mercilessly exposed to the sun. The climate here, everybody says berha upt is not worse than at home, as long as you are heraushƒlt from the sun. H • R EN, Carlier? I am the boss, and my command is that you should definitely not exp osed to the sun! "He played himself jokingly as superior, but he was serious. Th e idea that he m, sse perhaps bury Carlier and solely for, ckbleiben , lie him shiver in his heart. sp He rte pl • useful, that this Carlier f, r him here, in the middle of Africa, was more precious than a brother somewhere else nnte be k •. Carlier went to the sense of Case one saluted, and replied militƒrisch afloa t: "Your commands are executed leads, Chef!" Then he burst into Gelƒchter, Kayer ts struck the press R, and cried: "We will make life here easy! Just sit around and collect the ivory that will bring these savages there. The country has since closing Lich its good side! "They both laughed loudly wƒhrend Carlier thought : The poor Kayerts he is so fat and looks unhealthy. Wƒre it terribly when I bur ied him here m, SSTE. He is a man whom I respect ... Even before she reached the
ln and red cotton cloth to apply and comfortable Vorhƒnge her house and make h, bsch;for they were determined to set up comfortably in her new life. A f, r it unl • SBar task. To see only the purely physical difficulties to effectively get a grip, it requires more relaxed and more joyful courage, when the person prese nts in general. No two beings wƒren f, r such a struggle have been less suitable . The company had taken up this two Mƒnner, not from Zartgef, hl, but because of their peculiar Bed, rfnisse, and had them each unabhƒngigen thoughts, every sel f-propelled, prohibited any deviation from the routine, and banned in death thre at. They could live only on the condition that it should be machines. And now, w hen they were released from it enclosures of concern from Mƒnnern with pens behi nd the ear or Mƒnnern with gold braid on the ... rmeln, they resembled those leb enslƒnglichen Hƒftlingen who know, after they were released after many years, no t, as they their freedom to use. They did not know how to use their Fƒhigkeiten as they could take both to tender due to the lack of † unabhƒngigen no idea. Aft er two months Kayerts often said: "If I did not f, r tƒte my Melie, w, du to oth erwise find me not there." Melie was his daughter. He had given up his post at t he Telegraph Administration, although there seventeen years perfectly gl , was G lad to now a dowry f, r to earn Mƒdchen. His wife was dead, and the child was ra ised by his sisters. He sorely missed the Stra en, the sidewalks, the cafes an d langjƒhrigen his friends, all of what he f days used to see r day, all the tho ughts that rise by familiar things - the m Helos,, unites nigen •, • einschlƒfer nden idea of a public employee, he missed all the Geschwƒtz, the small Gehƒssigk eiten, the mild poison and the joke in the Plenipotentiary, ros. "If I hƒtte had a anstƒndigen in-law," used to Carlier noted "a guy with heart, I wƒre not here ." He left the army and had, by his laziness and Unverschƒmtheit against his fam ily, made over so hated that a desperate brother-bermenschliche effort was made to get him a job as a secondary agent in the society. He was not a penny besa , he forced the f as a means of his r accept living as soon as he realized that h e could extort from his family any more. Kayerts Just as he longed for his old l ife for, ck. He longed for the clink of spurs on a Sƒbels and h, bschen afternoo n the jokes in the barrack rooms, the Mƒdels the Garnisonstƒdte, but in addition he also felt a grudge. He was obviously a man who was treated very badly. That made him sometimes moody. But the two Mƒnner arrived in the community of their s tupidity and laziness on very well together. Together they did nothing, absolute ly nothing, and enjoyed the Gef, hl of laziness, f, r which they were even paid. In time, they reached a sensation that a mutual affection ƒhnelte.
r, Channel came (and only imperfectly), but unfƒhig to see the full appearance o f things. The river, the forest, the whole vast country with a vibrant life were like a big e emptiness. Even the bright sun contains, llte nothing recognizab le. Things appeared and disappeared before their eyes in an unconnected and aiml ess manner. The river seemed to come from nowhere and nowhere to fly en. It fl owed through a void. Out of this emptiness sometimes came boats, and f Mƒnner wi th spears in the Hƒnden, llten the courtyard of the establishment. They were nak ed, schwarzglƒnzend, geschm Something, with snow-white s shells and copper fla shing from perfect K • rperbau. They made a wild chattering Lƒrm when they spoke , moved in w, rdevolle Art and threw fast, wild glances out of their frightened, restless eyes. These warriors used in long rows, four or more consecutive, to s quat in front of the porch, wƒhrend Hƒuptlinge their teeth for hours with Makola a Elefantensto bargained. Kayerts Sat in his chair, looked down at the nego tiations and did not understand. He stared with his round blue eyes she cried an d Carlier, "There, look! Watch the guy in there - and the ƒndern there, left. Ha
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