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【GWS-020】BestofE-Body

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-17 09:27:35
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【GWS-020】BestofE-Body �


"Becky!"sheexclaimed."MydearestSara!"

Saraflewatherandhuggedher.Shecouldnothavetoldherselforanyoneelsewhytherewasalumpinherthroat.

SometimesBeckydidnotdaretospendmorethanafewminutesinthebright,warmroom,andwhenthiswasthecaseperhapsonlyafewwordscouldbeexchanged,andasmallpurchaseslippedintotheold-fashionedpocketBeckycarriedunderherdressskirt,tiedroundherwaistwithabandoftape.Thesearchforanddiscoveryofsatisfyingthingstoeatwhichcouldbepackedintosmallcompass,addedanewinteresttoSara'sexistence.Whenshedroveorwalkedout,sheusedtolookintoshopwindowseagerly.Thefirsttimeitoccurredtohertobringhometwoorthreelittlemeatpies,shefeltthatshehadhituponadiscovery.Whensheexhibitedthem,Becky'seyesquitesparkled.

Beckywenttoherplace,grinning.Shedidnotcarewhereshewassent,sothatshemighthavetheluckofbeinginsidetheroom,insteadofbeingdownstairsinthescullery,whilethesedelightsweregoingon.ShedidnotevenmindwhenMissMinchinclearedherthroatominouslyandspokeagain.

"Asyouaskitasabirthdayfavor--shemaystay.Rebecca,thankMissSaraforhergreatkindness."

ToBeckyitseemedthemostappropriatethingintheworld.Theacquaintancebegunonthefoggyafternoonwhenshehadjumpedupterrifiedfromhersleepinthecomfortablechair,hadripenedandgrown,thoughitmustbeconfessedthatMissMinchinandMissAmeliaknewverylittleaboutit.TheywereawarethatSarawas"kind"tothescullerymaid,buttheyknewnothingofcertaindelightfulmomentssnatchedperilouslywhen,theupstairsroomsbeingsetinorderwithlightningrapidity,Sara'ssittingroomwasreached,andtheheavycoalboxsetdownwithasighofjoy.Atsuchtimesstoriesweretoldbyinstallments,thingsofasatisfyingnaturewereeitherproducedandeatenorhastilytuckedintopocketstobedisposedofatnight,whenBeckywentupstairstoherattictobed.

"Oh,ifyouplease,miss!I'mthatgrateful,miss!Ididwanttoseethedoll,miss,thatIdid.Thankyou,miss.Andthankyou,ma'am,"--turningandmakinganalarmedbobtoMissMinchin--"forlettingmetaketheliberty."

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"Ifyouplease,MissMinchin,"saidSara,suddenly,"mayn'tBeckystay?"


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