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The Idiots

by Joseph Conrad
We were driving al the road from Treguier to Kervanda. We passed at a smart trot between the hedges top an earth wall on each side of the road; then at the foot of the steep ascent before Ploumar the horse dropped into a walk, and the dr jumped down heavily fr the box. He flicked his whip and climbed the incline, stepping clu uphill by the side of the carriage, one hand on the footboard, his eyes on the ground. After a while he lifted his head, po up the road wi the end of the whip, and said-- "The idiot!" The sun was shin viole upon the undulati surface of the land. The rises were topped by clumps of meagre trees, wi the bra showing high on the sky as if th had be perched upon stilts. The small fields, cut up by hedges and stone wal th zig-zagged over the slopes, lay in rectangular pat of viv greens and yellows, resembling the uns daubs of a na picture. And the lan was divided in two by the white streak of a road stretching in long loops far away, like a river of du crawling out of the hil on its way to the sea. "Here he is," said the driver, again. In the long gr bordering the road a face gl past the carriage at the level of the whe as we dr slowly by. The imbecile fa was red, and the bullet head wi close-cropped hair seemed to lie alone, its chin in the dust. The body was lost in the bushes growing thick along the bottom of the deep ditch. It was a boy's face. He might have been sixteen, judging fr the size--perhaps less, perha more. Such creatures are forgotten by time, and live untou by years till death gathe them up in its compassio bosom; the faithf de that never for in the press of work the mo insignificant of its children. "Ah! there's another," sa the man, wi a certa satisfaction in his tone, as if he had caught sight of something expected. The was another. That one stood nearly in the mi of the road in the bla of sunshine at the end of his own short shadow. And he stood with hands push into the opposite sleeves of his long coat, his head sunk be the shoulders, all hunched up in the fl of heat. From a distance he had the aspect of one suffering from inte cold.