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【NFDM-453】ニオイを感じる足裏2

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-17 15:57:19
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【NFDM-453】ニオイを感じる足裏2 �


'ButwhathaveItodowithmillions?Theeighty,Iknow,despiseme.'

InthecourseofthetaleIhadmentionedMr.Lloydashavingcometoseemeafterthefit:forIneverforgotthe,tome,frightfulepisodeofthered-room:indetailingwhich,myexcitementwassure,insomedegree,tobreakbounds;fornothingcouldsofteninmyrecollectionthespasmofagonywhichclutchedmyheartwhenMrs.Reedspurnedmywildsupplicationforpardon,andlockedmeasecondtimeinthedarkandhauntedchamber.

'Well,Helen?'saidI,puttingmyhandintohers:shechafedmyfingersgentlytowarmthem,andwenton-

'Andthepaininyourchest?'

'Barbara,'saidshe,'canyounotbringalittlemorebreadandbutter?Thereisnotenoughforthree.'

'Don'tbeafraid,Jane,Isawitwasanaccident;youshallnotbepunished.'

'Ladies,'saidhe,turningtohisfamily,'MissTemple,teachers,andchildren,youallseethisgirl?'

EREthehalf-hourended,fiveo'clockstruck;schoolwasdismissed,andallweregoneintotherefectorytotea.Inowventuredtodescend:itwasdeepdusk;Iretiredintoacornerandsatdownonthefloor.ThespellbywhichIhadbeensofarsupportedbegantodissolve;reactiontookplace,andsoon,sooverwhelmingwasthegriefthatseizedme,Isankprostratewithmyfacetotheground.NowIwept:HelenBurnswasnothere;nothingsustainedme;lefttomyselfIabandonedmyself,andmytearswateredtheboards.Ihadmeanttobesogood,andtodosomuchatLowood:tomakesomanyfriends,toearnrespectandwinaffection.AlreadyIhadmadevisibleprogress;thatverymorningIhadreachedtheheadofmyclass;MissMillerhadpraisedmewarmly;MissTemplehadsmiledapprobation;shehadpromisedtoteachmedrawing,andtoletmelearnFrench,ifIcontinuedtomakesimilarimprovementtwomonthslonger:andthenIwaswellreceivedbymyfellow-pupils;treatedasanequalbythoseofmyownage,andnotmolestedbyany;now,hereIlayagaincrushedandtroddenon;andcouldIeverrisemore?

'Letherstandhalfanhourlongeronthatstool,andletnoonespeaktoherduringtheremainderoftheday.'


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