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The Idiots

by Joseph Conrad
We we driving along the road from Treguier to Kervanda. We passed at a smart trot between the hedges to an earth wall on each side of the road; then at the fo of the steep asc before Ploumar the horse dropped into a walk, and the driver jumped do heavily from the box. He flicked his whip and cli the incline, stepping clumsily uphi by the side of the carriage, one ha on the footboard, his eyes on the ground. After a wh he lifted his head, po up the ro with the end of the whip, and said-- "The idiot!" The sun was shining violently up the undulat surface of the land. The ris we topped by cl of meagre trees, with their branches show hi on the sky as if th had be perched up stilts. The sma fields, cut up by hedges and sto walls that zig-zagged over the slopes, lay in recta pat of vi greens and yellows, re the unskilful daubs of a naive picture. And the landscape was divid in two by the white streak of a ro stretching in long loops far away, li a ri of du crawling out of the hills on its way to the sea. "Here he is," said the driver, again. In the long grass bor the road a fa gl past the carriage at the le of the wheels as we dro slowly by. The imbecile fa was red, and the bull head wi close-cropped hair se to lie alone, its chin in the dust. The body was lost in the bushes growing thick along the bottom of the de ditch. It was a boy's face. He might have been sixteen, judging from the size--perhaps less, perhaps more. Such creatures are forgotten by time, and live untouched by years till de gat th up into its compassi bosom; the faithful de that nev fo in the press of work the most insignificant of its children. "Ah! there's another," sa the man, with a certain satisfact in his tone, as if he had caught sight of something expected. There was another. Th one stood nearly in the middle of the road in the bla of sunshine at the end of his own short shadow. And he stood with han pushed into the opp sleev of his long coat, his head su be the shoulders, all hunched up in the flood of heat. Fr a dis he had the aspect of one sufferi fr intense cold.