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【DSD-720】小悪魔ジリアン?ジャンソン

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-18 20:50:06
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【DSD-720】小悪魔ジリアン?ジャンソン �


`Withoutthespots,ofcourse!'saidClifford.

Butearlyin1918Cliffordwasshippedhomesmashed,andtherewasnochild.AndSirGeoffreydiedofchagrin.

Thethreehadsaidtheywouldalllivetogetheralways.ButnowHerbertwasdead,andSirGeoffreywantedCliffordtomarry.SirGeoffreybarelymentionedit:hespokeverylittle.Buthissilent,broodinginsistencethatitshouldbesowashardforCliffordtobearupagainst.

`Oh,quite!You'vegottogetin.Youcandonothingifyouarekeptoutside.You'vegottobeatyourwayin.Onceyou'vedonethat,youcan'thelpit.'

ButEmmasaidNo!ShewastenyearsolderthanClifford,andshefelthismarryingwouldbeadesertionandabetrayalofwhattheyoungonesofthefamilyhadstoodfor.

Thegayexcitementhadgoneoutofthewar...dead.Toomuchdeathandhorror.Amanneededsupportaridcomfort.Amanneededtohaveananchorinthesafeworld.Amanneededawife.

Stillhewasambitious.Hehadtakentowritingstories;curious,verypersonalstoriesaboutpeoplehehadknown.Clever,ratherspiteful,andyet,insomemysteriousway,meaningless.Theobservationwasextraordinaryandpeculiar.Buttherewasnotouch,noactualcontact.Itwasasifthewholethingtookplaceinavacuum.Andsincethefieldoflifeislargelyanartificially-lightedstagetoday,thestorieswerecuriouslytruetomodernlife,tothemodernpsychology,thatis.

Itwasjustrestlessness.Shewouldrushoffacrossthepark,abandonClifford,andlieproneinthebracken.Togetawayfromthehouse...shemustgetawayfromthehouseandeverybody.Theworkwasheronerefuge,hersanctuary.

`Ademi-vierge!'repliedConnievaguely.`Why?Whynot?'


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