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The Idiots

by Joseph Conrad
We were drivi along the ro from Tr to Kervanda. We passed at a smart tr betwe the hedges topping an ear wall on each side of the road; then at the foot of the steep ascent before Ploumar the hor dropped into a walk, and the driver jumped do heavily from the box. He flic his wh and climbed the incline, stepping clum 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 wi the end of the whip, and said-- "The idiot!" The sun was shining violently upon the undulating sur of the land. The rises we topped by clumps of meagre trees, with their branches showing hi on the sky as if they had been perched upon stilts. The small fields, cut up by hedges and stone walls that zig-zagged over the slopes, lay in rect patches of vivid greens and yellows, resembling the unskilful daubs of a naive picture. And the landscape was divid in two by the white streak of a road stretching in long loo far away, like a river of dust crawling out of the hills on its way to the sea. "Here he is," said the driver, again. In the lo grass bordering the ro a face glided past the carriage at the lev of the whee as we drove slow by. The imbecile face was red, and the bullet he with close-cropped hair seemed to lie alone, its ch in the dust. The body was lost in the bu gr thick along the bott of the deep ditch. It was a boy's face. He might have been sixteen, judging from the size--perhaps less, perh more. Such creat are forgotten by time, and li untouched by years till dea gathers them up into its compassionate bosom; the faithful death that never forgets in the press 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 something expected. There was another. That one st nearly in the middle of the road in the blaze of sunshine at the end of his own short shadow. And he stood with hands pu in the op sleeves of his long coat, his head sunk betwe the shoulders, all hunched up in the flood of heat. From a distance he had the aspect of one suff fr intense cold.