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【XQQ-007】伝説のM女三上翔子

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-29 04:16:41
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【XQQ-007】伝説のM女三上翔子 �


"Idon'tbelieveheworshipsthatidol,"shesaid;"somepeopleliketokeepthemtolookatbecausetheyareinteresting.Mypapahadabeautifulone,andhedidnotworshipit."

Whenshewastakingintheevening'smilkforthecook(therewasreallynooddjobshewasnotcalledupontodo),shesawsomethingoccurwhichmadethesituationmoreinterestingthanever.Thehandsome,rosymanwhowasthefatheroftheLargeFamilywalkedacrossthesquareinthemostmatter-of-factmanner,andranupthestepsofthenext-doorhouse.Heranupthemasifhefeltquiteathomeandexpectedtorunupanddownthemmanyatimeinthefuture.Hestayedinsidequitealongtime,andseveraltimescameoutandgavedirectionstotheworkmen,asifhehadarighttodoso.Itwasquitecertainthathewasinsomeintimatewayconnectedwiththenewcomersandwasactingforthem.

ButBeckywasratherinclinedtoprefertobelievethatthenewneighborwas"an'eathen."Itsoundedsomuchmoreromanticthanthatheshouldmerelybetheordinarykindofgentlemanwhowenttochurchwithaprayerbook.Shesatandtalkedlongthatnightofwhathewouldbelike,ofwhathiswifewouldbelikeifhehadone,andofwhathischildrenwouldbelikeiftheyhadchildren.Sarasawthatprivatelyshecouldnothelphopingverymuchthattheywouldallbeblack,andwouldwearturbans,and,aboveall,that--liketheirparent--theywouldallbe"'eathens."

"Yes,youmusttakeit,poorlittlegirl!"heinsistedstoutly."Youcanbuythingstoeatwithit.Itisawholesixpence!"

Shewassentoutforparsleytothegreengrocer'slaterintheday,andwhenshecameuptheareastepsherheartgavequiteaquickbeatofrecognition.Severalpiecesoffurniturehadbeensetoutofthevanuponthepavement.Therewasabeautifultableofelaboratelywroughtteakwood,andsomechairs,andascreencoveredwithrichOrientalembroidery.Thesightofthemgaveheraweird,homesickfeeling.ShehadseenthingssoliketheminIndia.OneofthethingsMissMinchinhadtakenfromherwasacarvedteakwooddeskherfatherhadsenther.

"Astoanswering,though,"saidSara,tryingtoconsoleherself,"Idon'tanswerveryoften.IneveranswerwhenIcanhelpit.Whenpeopleareinsultingyou,thereisnothingsogoodforthemasnottosayaword--justtolookatthemandTHINK>.MissMinchinturnspalewithragewhenIdoit,MissAmelialooksfrightened,andsodothegirls.Whenyouwillnotflyintoapassionpeopleknowyouarestrongerthantheyare,becauseyouarestrongenoughtoholdinyourrage,andtheyarenot,andtheysaystupidthingstheywishtheyhadn'tsaidafterward.There'snothingsostrongasrage,exceptwhatmakesyouholditin--that'sstronger.It'sagoodthingnottoansweryourenemies.Iscarcelyeverdo.PerhapsEmilyismorelikemethanIamlikemyself.Perhapsshewouldrathernotanswerherfriends,even.Shekeepsitallinherheart."

"It'saSplendidone,"saidSara,softly,toherself."Itmakesmefeelalmostafraid--asifsomethingstrangewasjustgoingtohappen.TheSplendidonesalwaysmakemefeellikethat."

"Besides,shedidn'tbeg,"saidJanet."Iwassoafraidshemightbeangrywithyou.Youknow,itmakespeopleangrytobetakenforbeggarswhentheyarenotbeggars."

Hervoicewassounlikeanordinarystreetchild'svoiceandhermannerwassolikethemannerofawell-bredlittlepersonthatVeronicaEustacia(whoserealnamewasJanet)andRosalindGladys(whowasreallycalledNora)leanedforwardtolisten.


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