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The Idiots

by Joseph Conrad
We were driving along the road from Treguier to Kervanda. We passed at a smart trot betwe the hedges topping an ear wall on ea side of the road; then at the fo of the steep ascent before Ploumar the hor dropp in a walk, and the dri jum do heavily from the box. He flicked his wh and cli the incline, steppi clumsily uph by the si of the carriage, one hand on the footboard, his ey on the ground. Aft a whi he lift his head, pointed up the road with the end of the whip, and said-- "The idiot!" The sun was sh violently upon the undulating surface of the land. The rises were top by clumps of meagre trees, with their branches showing high on the sky as if th had be pe up stilts. The small fields, cut up by hedges and stone wa that zig-zagged over the slopes, lay in rectangular patch of vivid gr and yellows, resembling the unskilf dau of a naive picture. And the lands was divided in two by the white streak of a road stretching in long loops far away, like a riv of dust crawling out of the hills on its way to the sea. "Here he is," said the driver, again. In the long grass borderi the road a face glided past the carria at the level of the wh as we drove slowly by. The im face was red, and the bullet head with close-cropped ha seem to lie alone, its chin in the dust. The bo was lost in the bushes growing thick alo the bottom of the de ditch. It was a boy's face. He mig have be sixteen, ju fr the size--perhaps less, perhaps more. Su creatures are forgotten by time, and live untouc by years till death gathers them up into its compassionate bosom; the faithful death that never forgets in the press of wo the most insignific of its children. "Ah! there's another," said the man, with a certain satisfaction in his tone, as if he had cau sight of something expected. There was another. That one stood nearly in the middle of the ro in the bl of su at the end of his own short shadow. And he stood with hands pushed into the opposite sleeves of his lo coat, his head su be the shoulders, all hun up in the flood of heat. From a distance he had the aspect of one suffering fr intense cold.