We were wanderers on a prehistoric earth, on an earth that wore the aspect of an unknown planet. We

We were wanderers on a prehistoric earth, on an earth that wore the aspect of an unknown planet. We could have fancied ourselves the first of men taking possession of an accursed inheritance, to be subdued at the cost of profound anguish and of excessive toil. –Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

According to the narrator, what would be the negative outcomes of "taking possession" of the land?
A: "wanderers on a prehistoric earth"
B: "the aspect of an unknown planet"
C: "an accursed inheritance"
D: "profound anguish and . . . excessive toil"

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  1. The last sentence

    Explanation:  “We were wanderers on a prehistoric earth, on an earth that wore the aspect of an unknown planet. We could have fancied ourselves the first of men taking possession of an accursed inheritance.”  Hope this helps!

  2. A clause is a group of words that contains a verb (and usually other components too). A clause may form part of a sentence or it may be a complete sentence in itself. For example: He was eating a bacon sandwich.

  3. The answer is C

    Explanation:

    "For did not that erudite British historian and Regius Professor at Oxford, Hugh Trevor Roper, also pronounce that African history did not exist?”

    -Just took the test on Edge

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