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Heart of Darkness
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  • What greatness had not floated on the ebb of that river into the mystery of an unknown earth!
  • We looked on, waiting patiently—there was nothing else to do till the end of the flood; but it was only after a long silence, when he said, in a hesitating voice, "I suppose you fellows remember I did once turn fresh-water sailor for a bit," that we knew we were fated, before the ebb began to run, to hear about one of Marlow’s inconclusive experiences.
  • "We have lost the first of the ebb," said the Director, suddenly.
  • "The brown current ran swiftly out of the heart of darkness, bearing us down towards the sea with twice the speed of our upward progress; and Kurtz’s life was running swiftly too, ebbing, ebbing out of his heart into the sea of inexorable time.
  • "The brown current ran swiftly out of the heart of darkness, bearing us down towards the sea with twice the speed of our upward progress; and Kurtz’s life was running swiftly too, ebbing, ebbing out of his heart into the sea of inexorable time.

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  • The patient’s strength ebbed away.
  • The tides ebbed at noon.

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