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The Idiots

by Joseph Conrad
We were driving alo the ro from Treguier to Kervanda. We passed at a smart tr between the hedg topping an earth wa on each si of the road; then at the foot of the ste asce before Ploumar the horse dro into a walk, and the driver jumped down he from the box. He flicked his wh and cli the incline, stepping clumsily uphill by the side of the carriage, one hand on the footboard, his eyes on the ground. After a wh he lifted his head, pointed up the road with the end of the whip, and said-- "The idiot!" The sun was shini violently upon the undulati surface of the land. The rises were topped by clum of meagre trees, with the branches showing hi on the sky as if they had been perched upon stilts. The small fields, cut up by he and stone walls that zig-zagged ov the slopes, lay in rectangular patches of vivid greens and yellows, resembling the uns dau of a na picture. And the landscape was divided in two by the wh streak of a road str in long loops far away, li a river of dust crawl out of the hills on its way to the sea. "Here he is," said the driver, again. In the long grass bordering the road a fa gli past the carriage at the level of the wheels as we drove slowly by. The imbecile face was red, and the bullet he with close-cropped hair see to lie alone, its chin in the dust. The bo was lost in the bushes 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 live unt by years till death gathers th up into its compassionate bosom; the faithful death that never forgets in the press of work the most insignifica 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. That one stood nearly in the middle of the road in the blaze of sunshine at the end of his own short shadow. And he stood wi han pushed into the oppo sleeves of his lo coat, his head sunk be the shoulders, all hunch up in the flood of heat. From a distance he had the aspe of one suffering from intense cold.