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【DTRS-010】姉妹スワッピング

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-28 10:32:54
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【DTRS-010】姉妹スワッピング �


"Youranawaybecauseyourbrainhadgivenwayunderthestrainofmentaltorture,"hesaid."Youwerehalfdeliriousalready.Ifyouhadnotbeenyouwouldhavestayedandfoughtitout.Youwereinahospital,strappeddowninbed,ravingwithbrainfever,twodaysafteryoulefttheplace.Rememberthat."

"Youranawaybecauseyourbrainhadgivenwayunderthestrainofmentaltorture,"hesaid."Youwerehalfdeliriousalready.Ifyouhadnotbeenyouwouldhavestayedandfoughtitout.Youwereinahospital,strappeddowninbed,ravingwithbrainfever,twodaysafteryoulefttheplace.Rememberthat."

"IfthechildatMadamePascal'sschoolinPariswastheoneyouareinsearchof,"heansweredsoothingly,"shewouldseemtobeinthehandsofpeoplewhocanaffordtotakecareofher.Theyadoptedherbecauseshehadbeenthefavoritecompanionoftheirlittledaughterwhodied.Theyhadnootherchildren,andMadamePascalsaidthattheywereextremelywell-to-doRussians."

"Didyouseeher?Didyouseehowqueershelooked?"Jessiebrokeout."Ishouldn'tbeatallsurprisedifshedidturnouttobesomething.Supposesheshould!"

"Don'treproachyourselfsobitterly."

"SupposeIhaddryclotheson,"shethought."SupposeIhadgoodshoesandalong,thickcoatandmerinostockingsandawholeumbrella.Andsuppose--suppose--justwhenIwasnearabaker'swheretheysoldhotbuns,Ishouldfindsixpence--whichbelongedtonobody.SUPPOSE>ifIdid,Ishouldgointotheshopandbuysixofthehottestbunsandeatthemallwithoutstopping."

Saramadealittlebow.

"Ithasbeenhardtobeaprincesstoday,Melchisedec,"shesaid."Ithasbeenharderthanusual.Itgetsharderastheweathergrowscolderandthestreetsgetmoresloppy.WhenLavinialaughedatmymuddyskirtasIpassedherinthehall,Ithoughtofsomethingtosayallinaflash--andIonlyjuststoppedmyselfintime.Youcan'tsneerbackatpeoplelikethat--ifyouareaprincess.Butyouhavetobiteyourtonguetoholdyourselfin.Ibitmine.Itwasacoldafternoon,Melchisedec.Andit'sacoldnight."

Saramadealittlebow.


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