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【D-728】いじめOL-2狙われた銀行編

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-21 05:53:08
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【D-728】いじめOL-2狙われた銀行編 �


"Wearetogethernow,"urgedAlima,lookingproudlyatTerry'sstalwartnearness.(Thiswasoneofthetimeswhentheywere"on,"thoughpresently"off"again.)

Elladorcouldnotunderstandmyastonishment.Sheexplainedthingskindlyandsweetly,butwithsomeamazementthattheyneededexplaining,andwithsuddenquestionsastohowwediditthatleftmemeekerthanever.

"They'venounpleasantones,either,"Jeffremindedhim.

"Itwasabutterflythatmademeaforester,"saidEllador."Iwasaboutelevenyearsold,andIfoundabigpurple-and-greenbutterflyonalowflower.Icaughtit,verycarefully,bytheclosedwings,asIhadbeentoldtodo,andcarriedittothenearestinsectteacher"--Imadeanotetheretoaskherwhatonearthaninsectteacherwas--"toaskheritsname.Shetookitfrommewithalittlecryofdelight.`Oh,youblessedchild,'shesaid.`Doyoulikeobernuts?'OfcourseIlikedobernuts,andsaidso.Itisourbestfood-nut,youknow.`Thisisafemaleoftheobernutmoth,'shetoldme.`Theyarealmostgone.Wehavebeentryingtoexterminatethemforcenturies.Ifyouhadnotcaughtthisone,itmighthavelaideggsenoughtoraisewormsenoughtodestroythousandsofournuttrees--thousandsofbushelsofnuts--andmakeyearsandyearsoftroubleforus.'

Elladortoldmealotaboutit.Shetookmetoseethechildren,thegrowinggirls,thespecialteachers.Shepickedoutbooksformetoread.ShealwaysseemedtounderstandjustwhatIwantedtoknow,andhowtogiveittome.

"Thereisn'tanythingelse,andyouknowit,"Jeffretortedhotly."Ineversaw,Ineverdreamedof,suchuniversalpeaceandgoodwillandmutualaffection."

"Lifeisastruggle,hastobe,"heinsisted."Ifthereisnostruggle,thereisnolife--that'sall."

Itwastheeagerhappinessofthechildrenandyoungpeoplewhichfirstmademeseethefollyofthatcommonnotionofours--thatiflifewassmoothandhappy,peoplewouldnotenjoyit.

Well,hereistheHerlandchildfacinglife--asElladortriedtoshowittome.Fromthefirstmemory,theyknewPeace,Beauty,Order,Safety,Love,Wisdom,Justice,Patience,andPlenty.By"plenty"Imeanthatthebabiesgrewupinanenvironmentwhichmettheirneeds,justasyoungfawnsmightgrowupindewyforestgladesandbrook-fedmeadows.Andtheyenjoyeditasfranklyandutterlyasthefawnswould.


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