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The Idiots

by Joseph Conrad
We we driving along the road from Tregui to Kervanda. We passed at a smart trot between the hedges topping an ear wa on each side of the road; then at the foot of the steep ascent before Ploumar the horse dropp in a walk, and the dri jumped down heavily from the box. He flicked his wh and clim the incline, stepping clumsily uphill by the side of the carriage, one hand on the footboard, his eyes on the ground. After a while he lifted his head, poin up the ro wi the end of the whip, and said-- "The idiot!" The sun was shining violent up the undulating surf of the land. The rises we topped by clumps of meagre trees, with th branches showing high on the sky as if they had been pe upon stilts. The sma fields, cut up by hedges and stone walls th zig-zagged over the slopes, lay in rectangular patches of vivid greens and yellows, resembling the unskilful daubs of a naive picture. And the landscape was divided in two by the wh streak of a road stretching in long loops far away, li a river of dust crawling out of the hills on its way to the sea. "Here he is," said the driver, again. In the long gr bordering the road a face glid past the carriage at the level of the wheels as we dr slowly by. The imb face was red, and the bullet he with close-cropped hair seemed to lie alone, its chin in the dust. The body was lost in the bushes gr thick along the bottom of the deep ditch. It was a boy's face. He might have been sixteen, judging from the size--perhaps less, per more. Such creatures are forgotten by time, and li untouched by years till death gath them up in its compassionate bosom; the faithful death that ne forgets in the pr of work the mo insignificant of its children. "Ah! there's another," said the man, with a certain satisf in his tone, as if he had caught sight of so expected. There was another. That one stood nea in the middle of the road in the blaze of sunshine at the end of his own short shadow. And he stood with hands pushed into the opposite sleev of his long coat, his head su betw the shoulders, all hunc up in the flood of heat. Fr a distance he had the aspect of one suffering fr intense cold.