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【PGOD-078】pgNonStopSelection4

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-18 21:15:18
Typefacelarge in Small

【PGOD-078】pgNonStopSelection4 �


'IthinkIcanexplainthatcircumstance,sir.AgnesandCatherineJohnstonewereinvitedtotaketeawithsomefriendsatLowtonlastThursday,andIgavethemleavetoputoncleantuckersfortheoccasion.'

'IsMissTempleasseveretoyouasMissScatcherd?'

InthecourseofthedayIwasenrolledamemberofthefourthclass,andregulartasksandoccupationswereassignedme:hitherto,IhadonlybeenaspectatoroftheproceedingsatLowood;Iwasnowtobecomeanactortherein.Atfirst,beinglittleaccustomedtolearnbyheart,thelessonsappearedtomebothlonganddifficult;thefrequentchangefromtasktotask,too,bewilderedme;andIwasgladwhen,aboutthreeo'clockintheafternoon,MissSmithputintomyhandsaborderofmuslintwoyardslong,togetherwithneedle,thimble,etc.,andsentmetositinaquietcorneroftheschoolroom,withdirectionstohemthesame.Atthathourmostoftheothersweresewinglikewise;butoneclassstillstoodroundMissScatcherd'schairreading,andasallwasquiet,thesubjectoftheirlessonscouldbeheard,togetherwiththemannerinwhicheachgirlacquittedherself,andtheanimadversionsorcommendationsofMissScatcherdontheperformance.ItwasEnglishhistory:amongthereadersIobservedmyacquaintanceoftheverandah:atthecommencementofthelesson,herplacehadbeenatthetopoftheclass,butforsomeerrorofpronunciation,orsomeinattentiontostops,shewassuddenlysenttotheverybottom.Eveninthatobscureposition,MissScatcherdcontinuedtomakeheranobjectofconstantnotice;shewascontinuallyaddressingtohersuchphrasesasthefollowing:-

'Yethowwellyourepliedthisafternoon.'

Helen'shead,alwaysdrooping,sankalittlelowerasshefinishedthissentence.Isawbyherlookshewishednolongertotalktome,butrathertoconversewithherownthoughts.Shewasnotallowedmuchtimeformeditation:amonitor,agreatroughgirl,presentlycameup,exclaiminginastrongCumberlandaccent-

'Agreatdeal:youaregoodtothosewhoaregoodtoyou.ItisallIeverdesiretobe.Ifpeoplewerealwayskindandobedienttothosewhoarecruelandunjust,thewickedpeoplewouldhaveitalltheirownway:theywouldneverfeelafraid,andsotheywouldneveralter,butwouldgrowworseandworse.Whenwearestruckatwithoutareason,weshouldstrikebackagainveryhard;Iamsureweshould-sohardastoteachthepersonwhostruckusnevertodoitagain.'

'AndwhenMissTempleteachesyou,doyourthoughtswanderthen?'

'Butthenitseemsdisgracefultobeflogged,andtobesenttostandinthemiddleofaroomfullofpeople;andyouaresuchagreatgirl:Iamfaryoungerthanyou,andIcouldnotbearit.'

'Butthenitseemsdisgracefultobeflogged,andtobesenttostandinthemiddleofaroomfullofpeople;andyouaresuchagreatgirl:Iamfaryoungerthanyou,andIcouldnotbearit.'


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