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【KDKJ-057】隣のおじさんは二度チャイムを鳴らす…あんず

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-27 16:06:56
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【KDKJ-057】隣のおじさんは二度チャイムを鳴らす…あんず �


Theylookedatoneanotherandshooktheirheadsalittle,butZavaturnedtoJeffandurgedhimtomakeussee--saidheseemedtounderstandmorefullythanwedid.Andhetried.

Ofhistory--outsidetheirown--theyknewnothing,ofcourse,savefortheirancienttraditions.

"Doyoumindtellingwhatyouintendtodowithus?"Terryburstforthoneday,facingthecalmandfriendlyMoadinewiththatfunnyhalf-blusteringairofhis.Atfirstheusedtostormandflourishquiteagooddeal,butnothingseemedtoamusethemmore;theywouldgatheraroundandwatchhimasifitwasanexhibition,politely,butwithevidentinterest.Sohelearnedtocheckhimself,andwasalmostreasonableinhisbearing--butnotquite.

"Ishouldsaynot!"protestedTerry."Wehavesystemsoflawthatgobackthousandsandthousandsofyears--justasyoudo,nodoubt,"hefinishedpolitely.

"Thenatleastathirdofyourwomenare--whatisityoucallthem--wageearners?AndtheyareallPOOR.WhatisPOOR,exactly?"

"Whatis`thehome'?"askedSomelalittlewistfully.

"Thechildreninthiscountryaretheonecenterandfocusofallourthoughts.Everystepofouradvanceisalwaysconsideredinitseffectonthem--ontherace.Yousee,weareMOTHERS,"sherepeated,asifinthatshehadsaiditall.

"Itisnotwithus,"theyexplainedgently,"soitishardforustounderstand.Doyoumean,forinstance,thatwithyounomotherwouldworkforherchildrenwithoutthestimulusofcompetition?"

"Ohno,"shesaidquickly,inrealsurprise."Thedangerisquitetheotherway.Theymighthurtyou.If,byanyaccident,youdidharmanyoneofus,youwouldhavetofaceamillionmothers."


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