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In Heart of Darkness, what are some of the first things that Marlow sees at the Outer Station?

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Upon reaching the Outer Station, Marlow is struck by the poverty and sickness of the people and land. Walking up a rocky path to the Station, he observes:

I came upon a boiler wallowing in the grass... an undersized railway-truck lying there on its back with its wheels in the air. One was off. The thing looked as dead as the carcass of some animal.
I avoided a vast artificial hole somebody had been digging on the...

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