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【GD-884】大年増極楽の11人VOL.3

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-18 13:04:56
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【GD-884】大年増極楽の11人VOL.3 �


`Butyou'reill,child!'saidHilda,inthesoft,ratherbreathlessvoicethatbothsistershadalike.Hildawasnearly,butnotquite,twoyearsolderthanConnie.

`Verywell,SirClifford.'

Hildaonlygloweredathimwithoutreplying;reparteewasnotherforte,norConnie's;sosheglowered,andhewasmuchmoreuncomfortablethanifshehadsaidthings.

`Verywell,SirClifford.'

Conniehadrunouttothesteps.Hildapulleduphercar,gotout,andkissedhersister.

Then,whenallthepeoplewent,itwasnobetter.Shecontinuedploddingon,butexasperationandirritationhadgotholdofherlowerbody,shecouldn'tescape.Thedaysseemedtogrindby,withcuriouspainfulness,yetnothinghappened.Onlyshewasgettingthinner;eventhehousekeepernoticedit,andaskedheraboutherselfEvenTommyDukesinsistedshewasnotwell,thoughshesaidshewasallright.Onlyshebegantobeafraidoftheghastlywhitetombstones,thatpeculiarloathsomewhitenessofCarraramarble,detestableasfalseteeth,whichstuckuponthehillside,underTevershallchurch,andwhichshesawwithsuchgrimpainfulnessfromthepark.Thebristlingofthehideousfalseteethoftombstonesonthehillaffectedherwithagrislykindofhorror.Shefeltthetimenotfaroffwhenshewouldbeburiedthere,addedtotheghastlyhostunderthetombstonesandthemonuments,inthesefilthyMidlands.

`WillConniego?'askedClifford.

MrsBoltonwasmostattentiveandpolite,seemedquitenice,spokewithabitofabroadslur,butinheavilycorrectEnglish,andfromhavingbossedthesickcolliersforagoodmanyyears,hadaverygoodopinionofherself,andafairamountofassurance.Inshort,inhertinyway,oneofthegoverningclassinthevillage,verymuchrespected.

ThetwosistersatoncecalledonMrsBolton,inanewishhouseinarow,quiteselectforTevershall.Theyfoundarathergood-lookingwomanofforty-odd,inanurse'suniform,withawhitecollarandapron,justmakingherselfteainasmallcrowdedsitting-room.


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