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The Idiots

by Joseph Conrad
We were driv along the road from Treguier to Kervanda. We passed at a sma trot betw the hedges topping an ea wall on each side of the road; th at the fo of the steep asc before Ploumar the horse dropped into a walk, and the dr jum down heavily fr the box. He flicked his whip and climbed the incline, stepping clumsily uphill by the side of the carriage, one ha on the footboard, his eyes on the ground. After a while he lifted his head, pointed up the ro with the end of the whip, and said-- "The idiot!" The sun was shining viole upon the undulating surface of the land. The rises were topped by clu of meagre trees, wi the branches showing high on the sky as if they had be perc upon stilts. The small fields, cut up by hedges and stone walls that zig-zagged ov the slopes, lay in rectangular patches of vivid greens and yellows, resembli the unskilful daubs of a na picture. And the landscape was divi in two by the wh streak of a road stretching in long loo far away, like a river of du craw out of the hi on its way to the sea. "Here he is," said the driver, again. In the lo grass bordering the road a face glided past the carri at the le of the wheels as we drove slow by. The imbecile fa was red, and the bullet he wi close-cropped hair seemed to lie alone, its ch in the dust. The body was lo in the bu growing thick along the bottom of the deep ditch. It was a boy's face. He might ha been sixteen, ju from the size--perhaps less, perhaps more. Su creatures are forgotten by time, and li untouched by years till death gath th up into its compassionate bosom; the faithf dea that ne forgets in the pre of wo the most insignificant of its children. "Ah! there's another," said the man, wi a certain satisfaction in his tone, as if he had caught sight of something expected. There was another. Th one stood nearly in the mi of the road in the bl of sunshine at the end of his own short shadow. And he st with hands pushed into the opposite sleeves of his lo coat, his head sunk be the shoulders, all hunched up in the flo of heat. Fr a distance he had the aspe of one suffering from int cold.