Joseph Conrad pp 218-218 | Cite as

Conrad and Lawrence of Arabia

  • T. E. Lawrence
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I shall look forward to the promised photograph of the MUG. Likeness — yes, it’s desirable in a named ship; but I hope you have kept scale and broad treatment, too. A figurehead should grow clearly out of the vessel’s lines. How fortunate that Conrad had that streamlined face … or hair on his face, anyhow. What I shall always remember is his lame walk, with the stick to help him, and that sudden upturning of the lined face, with its eager eyes under their membrane of eyelid. They drooped over the eye-socket and the sun shone red through them, as we walked up and down the garden. Put the cameraman in a boat under the forefoot, and have a fish’s-eye view of the head, please!


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