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Heart of Darkness

by Joseph Conrad
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Why does the Russian leave Kurtz's area in section 3?

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The Russian leaves because he believes that the manager and the others hold ill-will towards him and may hurt or even kill him with Kurtz dead. Marlow agrees with this, so the Russian prepares to leave to a military post 300 miles away. The Russian asks Marlow for his old...

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The Russian leaves because he believes that the manager and the others hold ill-will towards him and may hurt or even kill him with Kurtz dead. Marlow agrees with this, so the Russian prepares to leave to a military post 300 miles away. The Russian asks Marlow for his old shoes, English tobacco, and cartridges before leaving.

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