By Joseph Conrad
The tale of a dull-witted yet compassionate English lady who falls in love with a wierd guy from japanese Europe. This ignorant, wild, and romantic peasant from the Carpathian Mountains has been forged up through the ocean, the single survivor from an emigrant send certain for the United States. not able to talk a be aware of English and absolutely mystified as to the place he is—it could have been the USA or Hell, itself—he leads a wretched and hunted life until eventually the opportunity kindness of Amy Foster opens his eyes.
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I was about halfway through that middle part of town when suddenly I began thinking of Ellen Baker. I began worrying about her more than I had ever worried about anything before. I was tempted to go back up the hill and find her and talk to her. It was four o'clock on a December afternoon when it is not yet dark but the street lamps are just going on. I passed a bar with a few men standing around near the door. As I went past, thinking hard of Ellen, one of them called to me, not by name, but obviously referring to me.
Then we were out on the dark flatness of Illinois. After a while I persuaded myself that I was strong enough - that my faith in people and things was strong enough - for the struggle that was coming. I had no doubt that this person's purpose was criminal, but there wasn't any reason to believe that he had more than human intelligence. He was a man. But I suppose I already half knew what I would find when I opened the door. When I stood up, Ellen didn't seem to see me at all. She was curled up in a corner, staring into space.
She heard this remark and her lips came together sharply. ' Ede put back her little head suddenly and laughed. It was a loud laugh, with a sound of victory. Unfortunately it was also an infectious laugh. Before her mother realized that it was a sensitive situation, she too had laughed. Edith's laugh was like her daughter's, with the same sound. Then she stopped. Mrs Markey's face had turned red with anger. Joe Markey was feeling the back of his son's head with one finger. He looked at her quickly.
Amy Foster by Joseph Conrad