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The Idiots

by Joseph Conrad
We were driving along the ro from Tre to Kervanda. We passed at a smart trot between the hedges topping an earth wall on ea si of the road; th at the foot of the ste ascent before Ploumar the horse drop into a walk, and the driver jumped down he from the box. He flicked his whip and climbed the incline, stepping clumsily uphill by the si of the carriage, one ha on the footboard, his eyes on the ground. After a while he lifted his head, po up the road with the end of the whip, and said-- "The idiot!" The sun was shining viol up the undula surface of the land. The rises we topped by clumps of mea trees, wi their branches showing high on the sky as if they had be perched upon stilts. The sm fields, cut up by hedges and stone wa th zig-zagged over the slopes, lay in rectangular patches of vi greens and yellows, res the unskilful daubs of a naive picture. And the landscape was div in two by the white streak of a road 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 gr bo the road a face glided past the carriage at the lev of the whee as we drove slowly by. The imbecile face was red, and the bullet he with close-cropped ha seemed to lie alone, its chin in the dust. The body was lo in the bushes gro thi along the bott of the deep ditch. It was a boy's face. He might have been sixteen, ju from the size--perhaps less, perhaps more. Such creatu are fo by time, and live untouched by years till death gat th up into its compas bosom; the faithful dea th never forgets in the press of work the mo insignificant of its children. "Ah! there's another," said the man, with a certain sa in his tone, as if he had caught sig of something expected. There was another. That one sto ne in the middle of the road in the bl of suns at the end of his own short shadow. And he sto with ha pushed into the opposite sleeves of his lo coat, his head sunk between the shoulders, all hunched up in the flood of heat. From a distance he had the asp of one suffering from intense cold.