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【MOMJ-210】酔いつぶれた友人…その妻と三上香里菜

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-20 22:26:59
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【MOMJ-210】酔いつぶれた友人…その妻と三上香里菜 �


Longistheway,andthemountainsarewild;

Godisafriendtothepoororphanchild.'

'Wouldyouliketodrink,orcouldyoueatanything?'

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'Iwasknockeddown,'wasthebluntexplanation,jerkedoutofmebyanotherpangofmortifiedpride;'butthatdidnotmakemeill,'Iadded;whileMr.Lloydhelpedhimselftoapinchofsnuff.

'Inthedayswhenweweregipsying,

'Come,MissJane,don'tcry,'saidBessieasshefinished.Shemightaswellhavesaidtothefire,'don'tburn!'buthowcouldshedivinethemorbidsufferingtowhichIwasaprey?InthecourseofthemorningMr.Lloydcameagain.

'Whatisallthis?'demandedanothervoiceperemptorily;andMrs.Reedcamealongthecorridor,hercapflyingwide,hergownrustlingstormily.'AbbotandBessie,IbelieveIgaveordersthatJaneEyreshouldbeleftinthered-roomtillIcametohermyself.'

Bessiehadbeendownintothekitchen,andshebroughtupwithheratartonacertainbrightlypaintedchinaplate,whosebirdofparadise,nestlinginawreathofconvolvuliandrosebuds,hadbeenwonttostirinmeamostenthusiasticsenseofadmiration;andwhichplateIhadoftenpetitionedtobeallowedtotakeinmyhandinordertoexamineitmoreclosely,buthadalwayshithertobeendeemedunworthyofsuchaprivilege.Thispreciousvesselwasnowplacedonmyknee,andIwascordiallyinvitedtoeatthecircletofdelicatepastryuponit.Vainfavour!coming,likemostotherfavourslongdeferredandoftenwishedfor,toolate!Icouldnoteatthetart;andtheplumageofthebird,thetintsoftheflowers,seemedstrangelyfaded:Iputbothplateandtartaway.BessieaskedifIwouldhaveabook:thewordbookactedasatransientstimulus,andIbeggedhertofetchGulliver'sTravelsfromthelibrary.ThisbookIhadagainandagainperusedwithdelight.Iconsidereditanarrativeoffacts,anddiscoveredinitaveinofinterestdeeperthanwhatIfoundinfairytales:forastotheelves,havingsoughttheminvainamongfox-gloveleavesandbells,undermushroomsandbeneaththeground-ivymantlingoldwall-nooks,Ihadatlengthmadeupmymindtothesadtruth,thattheywereallgoneoutofEnglandtosomesavagecountrywherethewoodswerewilderandthicker,andthepopulationmorescant;whereas,LilliputandBrobdingnagbeing,inmycreed,solidpartsoftheearth'ssurface,IdoubtednotthatImightoneday,bytakingalongvoyage,seewithmyowneyesthelittlefields,houses,andtrees,thediminutivepeople,thetinycows,sheep,andbirdsoftheonerealm;andthecorn-fields,forest-high,themightymastiffs,themonstercats,thetower-likemenandwomen,oftheother.Yet,whenthischerishedvolumewasnowplacedinmyhand-whenIturnedoveritsleaves,andsoughtinitsmarvellouspicturesthecharmIhad,tillnow,neverfailedtofind-allwaseerieanddreary;thegiantsweregauntgoblins,thepigmiesmalevolentandfearfulimps,Gulliveramostdesolatewandererinmostdreadanddangerousregions.Iclosedthebook,whichIdarednolongerperuse,andputitonthetable,besidetheuntastedtart.


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