For years my consciousness of this small piece of collaboration has been very vague, almost impalpable, like fleeting visits from a ghost. If I ever thought of it, and I must confess that I can hardly remember ever doing it on purpose till it was brought definitely to my notice by my Collaborator, I always regarded it as something in the nature of a fragment. I was surprised and even shocked to discover that it was rounded. But I need not have been. Rounded as it is in form, using the word form in its simplest sense -- printed form -- it remains yet a fragment from its very nature and also from necessity. It could never have become anything
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Publication information: Book title: The Nature of a Crime. Contributors: Joseph Conrad - Author, Ford Ford Madox - Author. Publisher: Doubleday, Page & Company. Place of publication: Garden City, NY. Publication year: 1924. Page number: v.
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