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【NASS-312】濡れた五十路熟女8時間

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-23 15:18:10
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【NASS-312】濡れた五十路熟女8時間 �


`Isitnotimpressive,Mr.Darnay?'askedLucie.`Sometimes,Ihavesathereofanevening,untilIhavefancied--buteventheshadeofafoolishfancymakesmeshudderto-night,whenallissoblackandsolemn---'

Herecoveredhimselfsoquickly,however,thatMr.Lorryhaddoubtsofhisbusinesseye.Thearmofthegoldengiantinthehallwasnotmoresteadythanhewas,whenhestoppedunderittoremarktothemthathewasnotyetproofagainstslightsurprises(ifheeverwouldbe),andthattherainhadstartledhim.

`Andyetkeepsthatbenchandthosetoolsbesidehim?'

Tea-time,andMissProssmakingtea,withanotherfitofthejerksuponher,andyetnoHundredsofpeople.Mr.Gartonhadloungedin,buthemadeonlyTwo.

`Ah!'returnedMissPross,shakingherhead.`ButIdon'tsayhedon'trefertoitwithinhimself.'

Therewasagreathurryinthestreets,ofpeoplespeedingawaytogetshelterbeforethestormbroke;thewonderfulcornerforechoesresoundedwiththeechoesoffootstepscomingandgoing,yetnotafootstepwasthere.

Itwastherushandroarofrainthathetypified,anditstoppedhim,fornovoicecouldbeheardinit.Amemorablestormofthunderandlightningbrokewiththatsweepofwater,andtherewasnotamoment'sintervalincrash,andWe,andrain,untilafterthemoonroseatmidnight.

Monseigneurhavingeasedhisfourmenoftheirburdensandtakenhischocolate,causedthedoorsoftheHoliestofHolieststobethrownopen,andissuedforth.Then,whatsubmission,whatcringingandfawning,whatservility,whatabjecthumiliation!Astobowingdowninbodyandspirit,nothinginthatwaywasleftforHeaven--whichmayhavebeenoneamongotherreasonswhytheworshippersofMonseigneurnevertroubledit.

`Nowandthen,'saidMissPross.


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