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【HTHD-113】友達の母親-最終章-井川香澄

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-22 10:40:37
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【HTHD-113】友達の母親-最終章-井川香澄 �


Toherfatherhimselfhewroteinthesamestrain;but,hetoldherfatherthatheexpresslyconfidedhiswifeandchildtohiscare.Andhetoldhimthis,verystrongly,withthehopeofrousinghimfromanydespondencyordangerousretrospecttowardswhichheforesawhemightbetending.ToMr.Lorry,hecommendedthemall,andexplainedhisworldlyaffairs.Thatdone,withmanyaddedsentencesofgratefulfriendshipandwarmattachment,allwasdone.HeneverthoughtofCarton.Hismindwassofulloftheothers,thatheneveroncethoughtofhim.

HewrotealonglettertoLucie,showingherthathehadknownnothingofherfather'simprisonment,untilhehadheardofitfromherself,andthathehadbeenasignorantassheofhisfather'sanduncle'sresponsibilityforthatmisery,untilthepaperhadbeenread.Hehadalreadyexplainedtoherthathisconcealmentfromherselfofthenamehehadrelinquished,wastheonecondition--fullyintelligiblenow--thatherfatherhadattachedtotheirbetrothal,andwastheonepromisehehadstillexactedonthemorningoftheirmarriage.Heentreatedher,forherfather'ssake,nevertoseektoknowwhetherherfatherhadbecomeobliviousoftheexistenceofthepaper,orhadhaditrecalledtohim(forthemoment,orforgood),bythestoryoftheTower,onthatoldSundayunderthedearoldplane-treeinthegarden.Ifhehadpreservedanydefiniteremembranceofit,therecouldbenodoubtthathehadsupposeditdestroyedwiththeBastille,whenhehadfoundnomentionofitamongtherelicsofprisonerswhichthepopulacehaddiscoveredthere,andwhichhadbeendescribedtoalltheworld.Hebesoughther--thoughheaddedthatheknewitwasneedless--toconsoleherfather,byimpressinghimthrougheverytendermeansshecouldthinkof,withthetruththathehaddonenothingforwhichhecouldjustlyreproachhimself,buthaduniformlyforgottenhimselffortheirjointsakes.Nexttoherpreservationofhisownlastgratefulloveandblessing,andherovercomingofhersorrow,todevoteherselftotheirdearchild,headjuredher,astheywouldmeetinHeaven,tocomfortherfather.

`ThankGOD'

`TowhomdoIaddressit?'

`Idon'tknow;Iprefernottodoso.Now,takethispaperthatDoctorManettehascarriedabouthim.Itisasimilarcertificate,enablinghimandhisdaughterandherchildatanytime,topassthebarrierandthefrontier?Yousee?"

Lost,utterlylost!

`Youhavemycertificateinyourhandwiththerest,youknow,andwillreservemyplace.Waitfornothingbuttohavemyplaceoccupied,andthenforEngland!'

Hehadtimetofinishtheselettersbeforethelightswereputout.Whenhelaydownonhisstrawbed,hethoughthehaddonewiththisworld.

`Icouldnotbelieveittobeyou.Icanscarcelybelieveitnow.Youarenot'--theapprehensioncamesuddenlyintohismind--`aprisoner?'


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