By Graham Greene
Raven is an murderer, a employed killer, and his brutal homicide of the Minister increases the spectre of conflict throughout Europe. because the kingdom prepares for conflict, Raven is going at the run, hunted through the police and searching the fellow who paid him in stolen banknotes, ultimately unearthing the bad fact at the back of the killing.
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Early the next morning, a taxi had taken us down deserted, flowery lanes to the port, where we had embarked for the island. Once on board, disdaining the benches of the betweendecks, we went straight to the forward part of the boat and-this was June's idea-climbed into a lifeboat. There we sat down amid a heap of ropes, canvases, and spars. "The crossing lasts only a few hours," June said. Soon, by the time Rhodes had disappeared from the horizon, the dazzling light of the sea in combination with the regular vibrations of the engines had caused us to be overcome by a sort of torpor close to sleep.
Nor my hands touch them. Nevertheless, when a happy drunkenness overcomes me, I see them againthose who knew each other and those who never metdancing in the prism of my memories. Then each of them seems to me like one nuance of the specter that I am. David, Zacharie, Jessica, Sokrat, June, Mede, Montalban, Virginie, Remedios, Juan, Rosita ... The crisscrossed letters of their names feed the fires of a sparkling alphabet that burns under the sign of Aerea, goddess of the woods, of hunting, and of fishing.
After skirting the white tower of the lighthouse and leaving the jetty behind, we arrived at the site of the old boatyard. The ground was covered with a debris of wood and gray shavings on which the rust from the winches and the old anchors all in a line blazed in the light of the lowering sun, under the red oxide-painted hulls of a launch in dry dock and a boat under construction. "We're almost halfway there," June said, slipping her hand into mine. " "Navigation is a disquieting art, June, but on that gloomy art depends the life of an island.
A Gun For Sale: An Entertainment (Vintage Classics) by Graham Greene