Despite his title, he is a man who seemingly makes no bricks; instead,
he acts as the manager's secretary, and he is responsible for a good deal
of the plot's entangling elements. For example:
- He reveals the reason why the manager hates Marlow
- He shows Marlow the painting which Kurtz left at the Central Station
(one of the important symbols of the book).
- He reveals the reason why the manager hates Kurtz
- He unwillingly and indirectly lets Marlow know that the delay in getting
rivets is intentional
- He lets Marlow know that the white men at the Central Station identify
Marlow with Kurtz, as members of the "new gang of virtue."