04 November 2009

The Truth Disclosed

'It was a strange and melancholy illusion, evolved half-consciously like all our illusions, which I suspect only to be visions of remote unattainable truth, seen dimly. This was, indeed, one of the lost, forgotten, unknown places of the earth; I had looked under its obscure surface; and I felt that when, to-morrow, I had left it for ever, it would slip out of existence, to love only in my memory till I myself passed into oblivion. I have that feeling about me now; perhaps it is that feeling which has incited me to tell you the story, to try and hand over to you as it were, its very existence, its reality - the truth disclosed in a moment of illusion.'
Lord Jim


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