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【DVH-453】特選近親相姦第2章

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-18 06:27:49
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【DVH-453】特選近親相姦第2章 �


Astheancientclerkdeliberatelyfoldedandsuperscribedthenote,Mr.Cruncher,aftersurveyinghiminsilenceuntilhecametotheblotting-paperstage,remarked:

TheentranceoftheJudge,andaconsequentgreatstirandsettlingdowninthecourt,stoppedthedialogue.Presently,thedockbecamethecentralpointofinterest.Twogaolers,whohadbeenstandingthere,wentout,andtheprisonerwasbroughtin,andputtothebar.

`AmItowaitinthecourt,sir?'heasked,astheresultofthatconference.

Hadheeverbeenaspyhimself?No,hescornedthebaseinsinuation.Whatdidheliveupon?Hisproperty.Wherewashisproperty?Hedidn'tpreciselyrememberwhereitwas.Whatwasit?Nobusinessofanybody's.Hadheinheritedit?Yes,hehad.Fromwhom?Distantrelation.Verydistant?Rather.Everbeeninprison?Certainlynot.Neverinadebtors'prison?Didn'tseewhatthathadtodowithit.Neverinadebtors'prison?--Come,onceagain.Never?Yes.Howmanytimes?Twoorthreetimes.Notfiveorsix?Perhaps.Ofwhatprofession?Gentleman.Everbeenkicked?Mighthavebeen.Frequently?No.Everkickeddown-stairs?Decidedlynot;oncereceivedakickonthetopofastaircase,andfelldown-stairsofhisownaccord.Kickedonthatoccasionforcheatingatdice?Somethingtothateffectwassaidbytheintoxicatedliarwhocommittedtheassault,butitwasnottrue.Swearitwasnottrue?Positively.Everlivebycheatingatplay?Never.Everlivebyplay?Notmorethanothergentlemendo.Everborrowmoneyoftheprisoner?Yes.Everpayhim?No.Wasnotthisintimacywiththeprisoner,inrealityaveryslightone,forcedupontheprisonerincoaches,inns,andpackets?No.Surehesawtheprisonerwiththeselists?Certain.Knewnomoreaboutthelists?No.Hadnotprocuredthemhimself,forinstance?No.Expecttogetanythingbythisevidence?No.Notinregulargovernmentpayandemployment,tolaytraps?Ohdearno.Ortodoanything?Ohdearno.Swearthat?Overandoveragain.Nomotivesbutmotivesofsheerpatriotism?Nonewhatever.

`Icannotundertaketosaythathewas.'

`AmItowaitinthecourt,sir?'heasked,astheresultofthatconference.

Astheancientclerkdeliberatelyfoldedandsuperscribedthenote,Mr.Cruncher,aftersurveyinghiminsilenceuntilhecametotheblotting-paperstage,remarked:

`Mr.Lorry,lookagainupontheprisoner.Supposinghimwrappedupasthosetwopassengerswere,isthereanythinginhisbulkandstaturetorenderitunlikelythathewasoneofthem?'

`Theprisoner's.'


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