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【COV-008】最高のHのためにことり

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-29 20:35:54
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【COV-008】最高のHのためにことり �


Hewasastronglymademanwithdarkcurlinghair,fromforty-fivetofiftyyearsofae.Foranswerherepeated,withoutanychangeofemphasis,thewords:

Heclosedthelatticeagainwithaflutteringheart,closedthewindowandthecurtain,hastenedtoLucie,andtoldherthatherfatherwasassistedbythepeople,andgoneinsearchofherhusband.HefoundherchildandMissProsswithher;but,itneveroccurredtohimtobesurprisedbytheirappearanceuntilalongtimeafterwards,whenhesatwatchingtheminsuchquietasthenightknew.

ThathehadfallenamongfargreaterdangersthanthosewhichhaddevelopedthemselveswhenheleftEngland,heofcourseknewnow.Thatperilshadthickenedabouthimfast,andmightthickenfasterandfasteryet,heofcourseknewnow.Hecouldnotbutadmittohimselfthathemightnothavemadethisjourney,ifhecouldhaveforeseentheeventsofafewdays.Andyethismisgivingswerenotsodarkas,imaginedbythelightofthislatertime,theywouldappear.Troubledasthefuturewas,itwastheunknownfuture,andinitsobscuritytherewasignoranthope.Thehorriblemassacre,daysandnightslong,which,withinafewroundsoftheclock,wastosetagreatmarkofbloodupontheblessedgarneringtimeofharvest,wasasfaroutofhisknowledgeasifithadbeenahundredthousandyearsaway.The`sharpfemalenewly-born,andcalledLaGuillotine,'washardlyknowntohim,ortothegeneralityofpeople,byname.Thefrightfuldeedsthatweretobesoondone,wereprobablyunimaginedatthattimeinthebrainsofthedoers.Howcouldtheyhaveaplaceintheshadowyconceptionsofagentlemind?

`WhattheDevil!Howmanymoreofthem!'exclaimedthemanwiththebloatedface.

Twicemoreinall;but,thelastspellofworkwasfeebleandfitful.Soonafterwardsthedaybegantodawn,andhesoftlydetachedhimselffromtheclaspinghand,andcautiouslylookedoutagain.Aman,sobesmearedthathemighthavebeenasorelywoundedsoldiercreepingbacktoconsciousnessonafieldofslain,wasrisingfromthepavementbythesideofthegrindstone,andlookingabouthimwithavacantair.Shortly,thisworn-outmurdererdescriedintheimperfectlightoneofthecarriagesofMonseigneur,and,staggeringtothatgorgeousvehicle,climbedinatthedoor,andshuthimselfuptotakehisrestonitsdaintycushions.

Luciehad,bythattime,fallenintoastuporonthefloorathisfeet,clingingtohishand.MissProsshadlaidthechilddownonhisownbed,andherhadhadgraduallyfallenonthepillowbesideherprettycharge.Othelong,longnight,withthemoansofthepoorwife!AndOthelong,longnight,withnoreturnofherfatherandnotidings!

Intheinstinctiveassociationofprisonerswithshamefulcrimeanddisgrace,thenewcomerrecoiledfromthiscompany.Butthecrowningunrealityofhislongunrealride,was,theirallatoncerisingtoreceivehim,witheveryrefinementofmannerknowntothetime,andwithalltheengaginggracesandcourtesiesoflife.

Hisstreamingwhitehair,hisremarkableface,andtheimpetuousconfidenceofhismanner,asheputtheweaponsasidelikewater,carriedhiminaninstanttotheheartoftheconcourseatthestone.Forafewmomentstherewasapause,andahurry,andamurmur,andtheunintelligiblesoundofhisvoice;andthenMr.Lorrysawhim,surroundedbyall,andinthemidstofalineoftwentymenlong,alllinkedshouldertoshoulder,andhandtoshoulder,hurriedoutwithcriesof--'LivetheBastilleprisoner!HelpfortheBastilleprisoner'skindredinLaForce!RoomfortheBastilleprisonerinfrontthere!SavetheprisonerEvrémondeatLaForce!'andathousandansweringshouts.

Withthelookfixeduponhim,inherpalenessandwildness,shepantedoutinhisarms,imploringly,`Omydearfriend!Myhusband!'


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