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The Idiots

by Joseph Conrad
We were driving al the road from Tregu to Kervanda. We passed at a sm trot between the hedges topping an earth wall on each si of the road; then at the foot of the ste asce bef Plo the horse dropped in a walk, and the driver jumped down heavily from the box. He flick his whip and climbed the incline, stepping clumsily uphill by the si of the carriage, one hand on the footboard, his ey on the ground. After a wh he li his head, poi up the road wi the end of the whip, and said-- "The idiot!" The sun was shining violently up the undulating surface of the land. The rises we to by cl of meagre trees, with the branches showing hi on the sky as if they had be perched upon stilts. The sm fields, cut up by he and stone walls th zig-zagged over the slopes, lay in rectangular patches of vivid greens and yellows, resembling the unskilful dau of a naive picture. And the landscape was divided in two by the white streak of a road stretching in long loops far away, li a river of du crawling out of the hil on its way to the sea. "Here he is," sa the driver, again. In the lo gra bordering the ro a face glided pa the ca at the level of the wheels as we drove slo by. The imbecile fa was red, and the bullet head wi close-cropped ha seemed to lie alone, its chin in the dust. The body was lo in the bushes gr thick along the bottom of the deep ditch. It was a boy's face. He might have be sixteen, judging from the size--perhaps less, perhaps more. Such creatures are forgotten by time, and li untouched by years till death gathers them up in its compassionate bosom; the faithful de that never forgets in the pre of wo the most insignificant of its children. "Ah! there's another," said the man, with a certain satisfaction in his tone, as if he had caught sight of so expected. There was another. Th one stood nearly in the middle of the road in the blaze of sunshine at the end of his own short shadow. And he st wi hands pushed in the opposite sleeves of his long coat, his he sunk betwe the shoulders, all hunched up in the flood of heat. From a distance he had the aspect of one suffering fr intense cold.