Marlow is constantly worried about snags in the river; however it provides a distraction from the “inner truth” of the company. The jungle is also full of natives that are a constant threat to the ship. Fifty miles from the Inner Station, Marlow comes across a hut with firewood and a note. He enters into the hut and finds a book with illegible writing. He is excited however, and finds that the book is “unmistakably real” as opposed to the facade of the Company.