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【VNDS-405】コスプレでしよう!

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-17 16:05:09
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【VNDS-405】コスプレでしよう! �


Shewashostesstothesepeople...mostlymen.ShewashostessalsotoClifford'soccasionalaristocraticrelations.Beingasoft,ruddy,country-lookinggirl,inclinedtofreckles,withbigblueeyes,andcurling,brownhair,andasoftvoice,andratherstrong,femaleloinsshewasconsideredalittleold-fashionedand`womanly'.Shewasnota`littlepilchardsortoffish',likeaboy,withaboy'sflatbreastandlittlebuttocks.Shewastoofemininetobequitesmart.

Therectorwasanicemanofaboutsixty,fullofhisduty,andreduced,personally,almosttoanonentitybythesilent---Youleavemealone!---ofthevillage.Theminers'wiveswerenearlyallMethodists.Theminerswerenothing.Butevensomuchofficialuniformastheclergymanworewasenoughtoobscureentirelythefactthathewasamanlikeanyotherman.No,hewasMesterAshby,asortofautomaticpreachingandprayingconcern.

Cliffordhadquiteanumberoffriends,acquaintancesreally,andheinvitedthemtoWragby.Heinvitedallsortsofpeople,criticsandwriters,peoplewhowouldhelptopraisehisbooks.AndtheywereflatteredatbeingaskedtoWragby,andtheypraised.Connieunderstooditallperfectly.Butwhynot?Thiswasoneofthefleetingpatternsinthemirror.Whatwaswrongwithit?

Vaguelysheknewherselfthatshewasgoingtopiecesinsomeway.Vaguelysheknewshewasoutofconnexion:shehadlosttouchwiththesubstantialandvitalworld.OnlyCliffordandhisbooks,whichdidnotexist...whichhadnothinginthem!Voidtovoid.Vaguelysheknew.Butitwaslikebeatingherheadagainstastone.

Whatcouldshedobutleaveitalone?Sosheleftitalone.MissChatterleycamesometimes,withheraristocraticthinface,andtriumphed,findingnothingaltered.ShewouldneverforgiveConnieforoustingherfromherunioninconsciousnesswithherbrother.Itwasshe,Emma,whoshouldbebringingforththestories,thesebooks,withhim;theChatterleystories,somethingnewintheworld,thatthey,theChatterleys,hadputthere.Therewasnootherstandard.Therewasnoorganicconnexionwiththethoughtandexpressionthathadgonebefore.Onlysomethingnewintheworld:theChatterleybooks,entirelypersonal.

AndhewantedCliffordtomarryandproduceanheir.Cliffordfelthisfatherwasahopelessanachronism.Butwhereinwashehimselfanyfurtherahead,exceptinawincingsenseoftheridiculousnessofeverything,andtheparamountridiculousnessofhisownposition?Forwilly-nillyhetookhisbaronetcyandWragbywiththelastseriousness.

TherewasnocommunicationbetweenWragbyHallandTevershallvillage,none.Nocapsweretouched,nocurtseysbobbed.Thecolliersmerelystared;thetradesmenliftedtheircapstoConnieastoanacquaintance,andnoddedawkwardlytoClifford;thatwasall.Gulfimpassable,andaquietsortofresentmentoneitherside.AtfirstConniesufferedfromthesteadydrizzleofresentmentthatcamefromthevillage.Thenshehardenedherselftoit,anditbecameasortoftonic,somethingtoliveupto.ItwasnotthatsheandCliffordwereunpopular,theymerelybelongedtoanotherspeciesaltogetherfromthecolliers.Gulfimpassable,breachindescribable,suchasisperhapsnonexistentsouthoftheTrent.ButintheMidlandsandtheindustrialNorthgulfimpassable,acrosswhichnocommunicationcouldtakeplace.Yousticktoyourside,I'llsticktomine!Astrangedenialofthecommonpulseofhumanity.

Timewenton.Whateverhappened,nothinghappened,becauseshewassobeautifullyoutofcontact.SheandCliffordlivedintheirideasandhisbooks.Sheentertained...therewerealwayspeopleinthehouse.Timewentonastheclockdoes,halfpasteightinsteadofhalfpastseven.

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