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【DNY-007】バイブの虜7

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-18 06:32:17
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【DNY-007】バイブの虜7 �


Shemountedhertableandstoodlookingout.{I}twasawonderfulmoment.Therewerefloodsofmoltengoldcoveringthewest,asifaglorioustidewassweepingovertheworld.Adeep,richyellowlightfilledtheair;thebirdsflyingacrossthetopsofthehousesshowedquiteblackagainstit.

"Ishalldiepresently,"shesaidatfirst.

"Iwillbegyourpardonforlaughing,ifitwasrude,"shesaidthen;"butIwon'tbegyourpardonforthinking."

Shelookedatthestaringglasseyesandcomplacentface,andsuddenlyasortofheartbrokenrageseizedher.SheliftedherlittlesavagehandandknockedEmilyoffthechair,burstingintoapassionofsobbing--Sarawhonevercried.

JanetandNoraexchangedglances.

Butthoughshetriedtosatisfyherselfwiththesearguments,shedidnotfinditeasy.When,afteralong,hardday,inwhichshehadbeensenthereandthere,sometimesonlongerrandsthroughwindandcoldandrain,shecameinwetandhungry,andwassentoutagainbecausenobodychosetorememberthatshewasonlyachild,andthatherslimlegsmightbetiredandhersmallbodymightbechilled;whenshehadbeengivenonlyharshwordsandcold,slightinglooksforthanks;whenthecookhadbeenvulgarandinsolent;whenMissMinchinhadbeeninherworstmood,andwhenshehadseenthegirlssneeringamongthemselvesathershabbiness--thenshewasnotalwaysabletocomforthersore,proud,desolateheartwithfancieswhenEmilymerelysatuprightinheroldchairandstared.

Itwasseveralweeksbeforehercuriositywassatisfied,andthenitwasrevealedthatthenewoccupanthadneitherwifenorchildren.Hewasasolitarymanwithnofamilyatall,anditwasevidentthathewasshatteredinhealthandunhappyinmind.

"Shewasn'tangry,"saidDonald,atrifledismayed,butstillfirm."Shelaughedalittle,andshesaidIwasakind,kindlittledarlingthing.AndIwas!"--stoutly."Itwasmywholesixpence."

"Sheisakindofservantattheseminary,"Janetsaid."Idon'tbelieveshebelongstoanybody.Ibelievesheisanorphan.Butsheisnotabeggar,howevershabbyshelooks."


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