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【OIZA-034】近頃の若いもんは…みんなスケベじゃ!孫娘編

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-17 20:58:19
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【OIZA-034】近頃の若いもんは…みんなスケベじゃ!孫娘編 �


HerewasMotherEarth,bearingfruit.Allthattheyatewasfruitofmotherhood,fromseedoreggortheirproduct.Bymotherhoodtheywerebornandbymotherhoodtheylived--lifewas,tothem,justthelongcycleofmotherhood.

Theylookedatoneanotherandshooktheirheadsalittle,butZavaturnedtoJeffandurgedhimtomakeussee--saidheseemedtounderstandmorefullythanwedid.Andhetried.

AsIlearnedmoreandmoretoappreciatewhatthesewomenhadaccomplished,thelessproudIwasofwhatwe,withallourmanhood,haddone.

SowhenJeffadmittedthenumberof"womenwageearners"wehad,theyinstantlyaskedforthetotalpopulation,fortheproportionofadultwomen,andfoundthattherewerebuttwentymillionorsoattheoutside.

Jeff--hewasgettingasbadastheywere--solemnlyrepliedthat,onthecontrary,thepoorertheywere,themorechildrentheyhad.Thattoo,heexplained,wasalawofnature:"Reproductionisininverseproportiontoindividuation."

Thenwebothcautionedhim."Lookhere,Terry,myboy!Youbecareful!They'vebeenmightygoodtous--butdoyouremembertheanesthesia?Ifyoudoanymischiefinthisvirginland,bewareofthevengeanceoftheMaidenAunts!Come,beaman!Itwon'tbeforever."

Ofhistory--outsidetheirown--theyknewnothing,ofcourse,savefortheirancienttraditions.

Astogeography,theyhadthetraditionoftheGreatSea,beyondthemountains;andtheycouldseeforthemselvestheendlessthick-forestedplainsbelowthem--thatwasall.Butfromthefewrecordsoftheirancientcondition--not"beforetheflood"withthem,butbeforethatmightyquakewhichhadcutthemoffsocompletely--theywereawarethattherewereotherpeoplesandothercountries.

Icanseeitnow,oratleastmuchmoreofit,butithastakenmealongtime,andagooddealofhonestintellectualeffort.


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