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【PSSD-282】Bestof井川ゆい

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-18 05:50:00
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【PSSD-282】Bestof井川ゆい �


'DoyouknowMr.Rochester?'

Thehallwasnotdark,noryetwasitlit,onlybythehigh-hungbronzelamp;awarmglowsuffusedbothitandthelowerstepsoftheoakstaircase.Thisruddyshineissuedfromthegreatdining-room,whosetwo-leaveddoorstoodopen,andshowedagenialfireinthegrate,glancingonmarblehearthandbrassfire-irons,andrevealingpurpledraperiesandpolishedfurniture,inthemostpleasantradiance.Itrevealed,too,agroupnearthemantelpiece:Ihadscarcelycaughtit,andscarcelybecomeawareofacheerfulminglingofvoices,amongstwhichIseemedtodistinguishthetonesofAdele,whenthedoorclosed.

'Noranytraditionsofone?nolegendsorghoststories?'

'CanIdoanything?'Iaskedagain.

Itookupmymuffandwalkedon.Theincidenthadoccurredandwasgoneforme:itwasanincidentofnomoment,noromance,nointerestinasense;yetitmarkedwithchangeonesinglehourofamonotonouslife.Myhelphadbeenneededandclaimed;Ihadgivenit:Iwaspleasedtohavedonesomething;trivial,transitorythoughthedeedwas,itwasyetanactivething,andIwaswearyofanexistenceallpassive.Thenewface,too,waslikeanewpictureintroducedtothegalleryofmemory;anditwasdissimilartoalltheothershangingthere:firstly,becauseitwasmasculine;and,secondly,becauseitwasdark,strong,andstern.IhaditstillbeforemewhenIenteredHay,andslippedtheletterintothepost-office;IsawitasIwalkedfastdown-hillallthewayhome.WhenIcametothestile,Istoppedaminute,lookedroundandlistened,withanideathatahorse'shoofsmightringonthecausewayagain,andthatariderinacloak,andaGytrash-likeNewfoundlanddog,mightbeagainapparent:Isawonlythehedgeandapollardwillowbeforeme,risingupstillandstraighttomeetthemoonbeams;IheardonlythefaintestwaftofwindroamingfitfulamongthetreesroundThornfield,amiledistant;andwhenIglanceddowninthedirectionofthemurmur,myeye,traversingthehall-front,caughtalightkindlinginawindow:itremindedmethatIwaslate,andIhurriedon.

Icame.'Excuseme,'hecontinued:'necessitycompelsmetomakeyouuseful.'Helaidaheavyhandonmyshoulder,andleaningonmewithsomestress,limpedtohishorse.Havingoncecaughtthebridle,hemastereditdirectlyandsprangtohissaddle;grimacinggrimlyashemadetheeffort,foritwrenchedhissprain.

'Ifyouarehurt,andwanthelp,sir,IcanfetchsomeoneeitherfromThornfieldHallorfromHay.'

'Icannot.'

Itookupmymuffandwalkedon.Theincidenthadoccurredandwasgoneforme:itwasanincidentofnomoment,noromance,nointerestinasense;yetitmarkedwithchangeonesinglehourofamonotonouslife.Myhelphadbeenneededandclaimed;Ihadgivenit:Iwaspleasedtohavedonesomething;trivial,transitorythoughthedeedwas,itwasyetanactivething,andIwaswearyofanexistenceallpassive.Thenewface,too,waslikeanewpictureintroducedtothegalleryofmemory;anditwasdissimilartoalltheothershangingthere:firstly,becauseitwasmasculine;and,secondly,becauseitwasdark,strong,andstern.IhaditstillbeforemewhenIenteredHay,andslippedtheletterintothepost-office;IsawitasIwalkedfastdown-hillallthewayhome.WhenIcametothestile,Istoppedaminute,lookedroundandlistened,withanideathatahorse'shoofsmightringonthecausewayagain,andthatariderinacloak,andaGytrash-likeNewfoundlanddog,mightbeagainapparent:Isawonlythehedgeandapollardwillowbeforeme,risingupstillandstraighttomeetthemoonbeams;IheardonlythefaintestwaftofwindroamingfitfulamongthetreesroundThornfield,amiledistant;andwhenIglanceddowninthedirectionofthemurmur,myeye,traversingthehall-front,caughtalightkindlinginawindow:itremindedmethatIwaslate,andIhurriedon.


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