Reminiscences of Conrad

  • John Galsworthy
Part of the Interviews and Recollections Series book series (IR)


It was in March 1893 that I first met Conrad on board the English sailing ship Torrens in Adelaide Harbour. He was superintending the stowage of cargo. Very dark he looked in the burning sunlight — tanned, with a peaked brown beard, almost black hair, and dark brown eyes over which the lids were deeply folded. He was thin, not tall, his arms very long, his shoulders broad, his head set rather forward. He spoke to me with a strong foreign accent. He seemed to me strange on an English ship. For fifty-six days I sailed in his company.


Black Hair Daily Mail Sailing Ship Chief Officer Lifelong Friend 
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