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【HETR-003】いけません…お義父さん

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-29 05:26:52
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【HETR-003】いけません…お義父さん �


Helookedathersteadily,withhisfull,pale-blueeyes.

Helookedathersteadily,withhisfull,pale-blueeyes.

`Quite!'saidClifford.`Butwe'vepreservedit.Exceptforusitwouldgo...itwouldbegonealready,liketherestoftheforest.OnemustpreservesomeoftheoldEngland!'

`Hewas.Buthiswifewentoffwith...withvariousmen...butfinallywithacollieratStacksGate,andIbelieveshe'slivingtherestill.'

Butshewas.Astrange,wearyyearning,adissatisfactionhadstartedinher.Clifforddidnotnotice:thosewerenotthingshewasawareof.Butthestrangerknew.ToConnie,everythinginherworldandlifeseemedwornout,andherdissatisfactionwasolderthanthehills.

Thechairwaitedatthetopofthepinkpath.CliffordlookedroundforConnie.

`No,you'dbettercomealongincaseshesticks.Theengineisn'treallystrongenoughfortheuphillwork.'Themanglancedroundforhisdog...athoughtfulglance.Thespaniellookedathimandfaintlymoveditstail.Alittlesmile,mockingorteasingher,yetgentle,cameintohiseyesforamoment,thenfadedaway,andhisfacewasexpressionless.Theywentfairlyquicklydowntheslope,themanwithhishandontherailofthechair,steadyingit.Helookedlikeafreesoldierratherthanaservant.AndsomethingabouthimremindedConnieofTommyDukes.

`Nothingelse,Sir?'cametheneutralvoice,likeoneinadream.

PoorConnie!AstheyearsdrewonitwasthefearofnothingnessInherlifethataffectedher.Clifford'smentallifeandhersgraduallybegantofeellikenothingness.Theirmarriage,theirintegratedlifebasedonahabitofintimacy,thathetalkedabout:thereweredayswhenitallbecameutterlyblankandnothing.Itwaswords,justsomanywords.Theonlyrealitywasnothingness,andoveritahypocrisyofwords.


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