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【MIDD-429】卑猥なボディRinka

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-21 04:50:49
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【MIDD-429】卑猥なボディRinka �


Cometothinkofit,Idonotrecallasimilarcaseinallhistoryorfiction.Womenhavekilledthemselvesratherthansubmittooutrage;theyhavekilledtheoutrager;theyhaveescaped;ortheyhavesubmitted--sometimesseemingtogetonverywellwiththevictorafterward.Therewasthatadventureof"falseSextus,"forinstance,who"foundLucresecombingthefleece,underthemidnightlamp."Hethreatened,asIremember,thatifshedidnotsubmithewouldslayher,slayaslaveandplacehimbesideherandsayhefoundhimthere.Apoordevice,italwaysseemedtome.IfMr.Lucretiushadaskedhimhowhecametobeinhiswife'sbedroomoverlookinghermorals,whatcouldhehavesaid?ButthepointisLucresesubmitted,andAlimadidn't.

Wehadbeenlivingtheremorethanayear.Wehadlearnedtheirlimitedhistory,withitsstraight,smooth,upreachinglines,reachinghigherandgoingfasteruptothesmoothcomfortoftheirpresentlife.Wehadlearnedalittleoftheirpsychology,amuchwiderfieldthanthehistory,butherewecouldnotfollowsoreadily.Wewerenowwellusedtoseeingwomennotasfemalesbutaspeople;peopleofallsorts,doingeverykindofwork.

Wewereallowedtovisithimfreely,buthehadonlyhisroom,andasmallhigh-walledgardentowalkin,whilethepreparationsforourdeparturewereunderway.

"Hewillpromise,Ithink,"saidEllador.

Wewereallowedtovisithimfreely,buthehadonlyhisroom,andasmallhigh-walledgardentowalkin,whilethepreparationsforourdeparturewereunderway.

Inmissingmenwethreevisitorshadnaturallymissedthelargerpartoflife,andhadunconsciouslyassumedthattheymustmissittoo.Ittookmealongtimetorealize--Terryneverdidrealize--howlittleitmeanttothem.WhenwesayMEN,MAN,MANLY,MANHOOD,andalltheothermasculinederivatives,wehaveinthebackgroundofourmindsahugevaguecrowdedpictureoftheworldandallitsactivities.Togrowupand"beaman,"to"actlikeaman"--themeaningandconnotationiswideindeed.Thatvastbackgroundisfullofmarchingcolumnsofmen,ofchanginglinesofmen,oflongprocessionsofmen;ofmensteeringtheirshipsintonewseas,exploringunknownmountains,breakinghorses,herdingcattle,ploughingandsowingandreaping,toilingattheforgeandfurnace,digginginthemine,buildingroadsandbridgesandhighcathedrals,managinggreatbusinesses,teachinginallthecolleges,preachinginallthechurches;ofmeneverywhere,doingeverything--"theworld."

Wewereallowedtovisithimfreely,buthehadonlyhisroom,andasmallhigh-walledgardentowalkin,whilethepreparationsforourdeparturewereunderway.

"I'dratherhaveyou,Ellador,thanallthechildrenintheworld.I'dratherhaveyouwithme--onyourownterms--thannottohaveyou."

ButsofaronlyCelis,herblueeyesswimminginhappytears,herheartliftedwiththattideofrace-motherhoodwhichwastheirsupremepassion,couldwithineffablejoyandprideannouncethatshewastobeamother."TheNewMotherhood"theycalledit,andthewholecountryknew.Therewasnopleasure,noservice,nohonorinallthelandthatCelismightnothavehad.Almostlikethebreathlessreverencewithwhich,twothousandyearsago,thatdwindlingbandofwomenhadwatchedthemiracleofvirginbirth,wasthedeepaweandwarmexpectancywithwhichtheygreetedthisnewmiracleofunion.


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