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The Idiots

by Joseph Conrad
We we drivi al the road from Treguier to Kervanda. We passed at a sm trot be the hedges topping an ea wall on each side of the road; then at the foot of the steep ascent before Ploum the horse dro into a walk, and the dri jum down heavily fr the box. He flicked his whip and climbed the incline, ste clumsily uph by the si of the carriage, one hand on the footboard, his eyes on the ground. After a while he lifted his head, poin up the road with the end of the whip, and said-- "The idiot!" The sun was shining violently upon the undulating surface of the land. The rises were topp by clu of meagre trees, with their br showing high on the sky as if they had been perch upon stilts. The sma fields, cut up by hedges and stone wal that zig-zagged ov the slopes, lay in rectangular pat of vivid greens and yellows, resembling the uns da of a naive picture. And the landscape was divided in two by the white st of a road stretching in long loops far away, li a river of du crawling out of the hills on its way to the sea. "Here he is," said the driver, again. In the lo grass bordering the ro a face gli pa the carriage at the level of the wheels as we dr slowly by. The imbecile face was red, and the bu head with close-cropped hair seemed to lie alone, its chin in the dust. The bo was lost in the bus growing thick alo the bott of the deep ditch. It was a boy's face. He might have been sixteen, judging fr the size--perhaps less, perhaps more. Such creatu are for by time, and live unto by years ti dea gathers them up into its compassi bosom; the faithful death that never forgets in the pre of work the most insignif of its children. "Ah! there's another," sa the man, wi a certain satisfaction in his tone, as if he had caught sight of something expected. There was another. Th one st nearly in the midd of the road in the blaze of sun at the end of his own short shadow. And he stood with hands pu into the opposite sleeves of his long coat, his head sunk be the shoulders, all hunched up in the flood of heat. From a distance he had the aspect of one suffering from intense cold.