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【CXR-03】母子愛中出し旅の宿~岐阜?恵那峡篇~中村京子

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-21 04:24:21
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【CXR-03】母子愛中出し旅の宿~岐阜?恵那峡篇~中村京子 �


Shecouldscarcelyanswer,`Itrustinyou.'

Afootstepinthesnow.MadameDefarge.`Isaluteyou,citizeness,'fromtheDoctor.`Isaluteyou,citizen.'Thisinpassing.Nothingmore.MadameDefargegone,likeashadowoverthewhiteroad.

Hisremoval,tomakewayforotheraccusedpersonswhoweretobetried,rescuedhimfromthesecaressesforthemoment.Fiveweretobetriedtogether,next,asenemiesoftheRepublic,forasmuchastheyhadnotassisteditbywordordeed.SoquickwastheTribunaltocompensateitselfandthenationforachancelost,thatthesefivecamedowntohimbeforehelefttheplace,condemnedtodiewithintwenty-fourhours.Thefirstofthemtoldhimso,withthecustomaryprisonsignofDeath--araisedfinger--andtheyalladdedinwords,`LonglivetheRepublic.'

Whatproofhadheofthis?

Becausehehadvoluntarilyrelinquishedatitlethatwasdistastefultohim,andastationthatwasdistastefultohim,andhadlefthiscountry--hesubmittedbeforethewordemigrantinthepresentacceptationbytheTribunalwasinuse--tolivebyhisownindustryinEngland,ratherthanontheindustryoftheoverladenpeopleofFrance.

`Ithought,myfather,'saidLucie,excusingherself,withapalefaceandinafalteringvoice,`thatIheardstrangefeetuponthestairs.'

Forsomemonthspast,MissProssandMr.Cruncherhaddischargedtheofficeofpurveyors;theformercarryingthemoney;thelatter,tilebasket.Everyafternoonataboutthetimewhenthepubliclampswerelighted,theyfaredforthonthisduty,andmadeandbroughthomesuchpurchasesaswereneedful.AlthoughMissPross,throughherlongassociationwithaFrenchfamily,mighthaveknownasmuchoftheirlanguageasofherown,ifshehadhadamind,shehadnomindinthatdirection;consequentlysheknewnomoreofthat`nonsense'(asshewaspleasedtocallit)thanMr.Cruncherdid.Sohermannerofmarketingwastoplumpanoun-substantiveattheheadofashopkeeperwithoutanyintroductioninthenatureofanarticle,and,ifithappenednottobethenameofthethingshewanted,tolookroundforthatthing,layholdofit,andholdonbyituntilthebargainwasconcluded.Shealwaysmadeabargainforit,byholdingup,asastatementofitsjustprice,onefingerlessthanthemerchantheldup,whateverhisnumbermightbe.

Becausehehadvoluntarilyrelinquishedatitlethatwasdistastefultohim,andastationthatwasdistastefultohim,andhadlefthiscountry--hesubmittedbeforethewordemigrantinthepresentacceptationbytheTribunalwasinuse--tolivebyhisownindustryinEngland,ratherthanontheindustryoftheoverladenpeopleofFrance.

Dr.Manette,whomthisvisitationhadsoturnedintostone,thathestoodwiththelampinhishand,asifhewereastatuemadetoholdit,movedafterthesewordswerespoken,putthelampdown,andconfrontingthespeaker,andtakinghim,notungently,bytheloosefrontofhisredwoollenshirt,said:


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