Marlow’s Storytelling

“Between us there was, as I have already said somewhere, the bond of the sea.” (Kindle version, 2%)

“It was only months and months afterwards, when I made the attempt to recover what was left of the body, that I heard the original quarrel arose from a misunderstanding about some hens.” (Kindle version, 8%)

Marlow is not only ‘inconclusive’ but also tells his stories out of order, presenting details out of context and then passing over them even when more context and detail is needed, and wanted by the reader.