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Chance

A Tale in Two Parts

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Author: Joseph Conrad (Josef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski)
Language: English
Wordcount: 138,146 / 385 pg
Flesch-Kincaid Reading Ease: 84.8
LoC Category: PS
Downloads: 1,466
Added to site: 2007.11.16
mnybks.net#: 19048
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want to intrude. My humanity was pleased to discover he had so much kick left in him, but I was not comforted in the least. It occurred to me that if Mr Powell had the same sort of temper... However, I didn't give myself time to think and scuttled across the space at the foot of the stairs into the passage where I'd been told to try. And I tried the first door I came to, right away, without any hanging back, because coming loudly from the hall above an amazed and scandalised voice wanted to know what sort of game I was up to down there. `Don't you know there's no-admittance that way?' it roared. But if there was anything more I shut it out of my hearing by means of a door marked Private on the outside. It let me into a six-feet wide strip between a long counter and the wall, taken off a spacious, vaulted room with a grated window and a glazed door giving daylight to the further end. The first thing I saw right in front of me were three middle-aged men having a sort of romp together round about anoth

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