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【ATAD-120】ATTACKERSAnthology.2015

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-23 14:21:47
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【ATAD-120】ATTACKERSAnthology.2015 �


`Stop--Lookhere,Jacques!'

Soresistlesswastheforceoftheoceanbearinghimon,thateventodrawhisbreathorturnhisheadwasasimpracticableasifhehadbeenstrugglinginthesurfattheSouthSea,untilhewaslandedintheoutercourt-yardoftheBastille.There,againstanangleofawall,hemadeastruggletolookabouthim.JacquesThreewasnearlyathisside;MadameDefarge,still-headingsomeofherwomen,wasvisibleintheinnerdistance,andherknifewasinherhand.Everywherewastumult,exultation,deafeningandmaniacalbewilderment,astoundingnoise,yetfuriousdumb-show.

`Showitme!'

Atlengththesunrosesohighthatitstruckakindlyrayasofhopeorprotection,directlydownupontheoldprisoner'shead.Thefavourwastoomuchtobear;inaninstantthebarrierofdustandchaffthathadstoodsurprisinglylong,wenttothewinds,andSaintAntoinehadgothim!

Withamenacinglookattheturnkeyhecrawleduponthehearth,and,peeringupthechimney,struckandprisedatitssideswiththecrowbar,andworkedattheirongratingacrossit.Inafewminutes,somemortaranddustcamedroppingdown,whichheavertedhisfacetoavoid;andinit,andintheoldwood-ashes,andinacreviceinthechimneyintowhichhisweaponhadslippedorwroughtitself,hegropedwithacautioustouch.

`No;Iamgoingtoplaybackgammonwithyou,ifyoulike,'saidtheDoctor.

Headlong,mad,anddangerousfootstepstoforcetheirwayintoanybody'slife,footstepsnoteasilymadecleanagainifoncestainedred,thefootstepsraginginSaintAntoineafaroff,asthelittlecirclesatinthedarkLondonwindow.

`Holdthelighthigher!'hesaid,wrathfully,totheturnkey.`Lookamongthosefragmentswithcare,Jacques.Andsee!Hereismyknife,'throwingittohim;`ripopenthatbed,andsearchthestraw.Holdthelighthigher,you!'

Nevertheless,notamomentwaslost;notamoment!ThisFoulonwasattheH?teldeVille,andmightbeloosed.Never,ifSaintAntoineknewhisownsufferings,insults,andwrongs!ArmedmenandwomenflockedoutoftheQuartersofast,anddreweventheselastdregsafterthemwithsuchaforceofsuction,thatwithinaquarterofanhourtherewasnotahumancreatureinSaintAntoine'sbosombutafewoldcronesandthewailingchildren.


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