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【AGEMIX-267】うら若きニーハイ脚コキ

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-18 11:30:09
Typefacelarge in Small

【AGEMIX-267】うら若きニーハイ脚コキ �


`Isitpossible?'repeatedDefarge,bitterly.`Yes.Andabeautifulworldwelivein,whenitispossible,andwhenmanyothersuchthingsarepossible,andnotonlypossible,butdone--done,seeyou!--underthatskythere,everyday.LonglivetheDevil.Letusgoon.'

But,thequestionremindedhimofhiswork,andhebentoveritagain.

`Ichoosethemasrealmen,ofmyname--Jacquesismyname--towhomthesightislikelytodogood.EnoughyouareEnglish;thatisanotherthing.Staythere,ifyouplease,alittlemoment.'

`Imeanofhim.Ofmyfather.'

`Isitpossible?'exclaimedMr.Lorry.

Mr.Lorrycamesilentlyforward,leavingthedaughterbythedoor.Whenhehadstood,foraminuteortwo,bythesideofDefarge,theshoemakerlookedup.Heshowednosurpriseatseeinganotherfigure,buttheunsteadyfingersofoneofhishandsstrayedtohislipsashelookedatit(hislipsandhisnailswereofthesamepalelead-colour),andthenthehanddroppedtohiswork,andheoncemorebentovertheshoe.Thelookandtheactionhadoccupiedbutaninstant.

HishaggardeyesturnedtoDefargeasifhewouldhavetransferredthequestiontohim:butasnohelpcamefromthatquarter,theyturnedbackonthequestionerwhentheyhadsoughttheground.

Thegarret,builttobeadepositoryforfirewoodandthelike,wasdimanddark:forthewindowofdormershape,wasintruthadoorintheroof,withalittlecraneoveritforthehoistingupofstoresfromthestreet:unglazed,analclosingupthemiddleintwopieces,likeanyotherdoorofFrenchconstruction.Toexcludethecold,onehalfofthindoorwasfastclosed,andtheotherwasopenedbutaverylittleway.Suchascantyportionoflightwasadmittedthroughthesemeans,thatitwasdifficult,onfirstcomingin,toseeanything;andlonghabitalonecouldhaveslowlyformedinanyone,theabilitytodoanyworkrequiringnicetyinsuchobscurity.Yet,workofthatkindwasbeingdoneinthegarret;for,withhisbacktowardsthedoor,andhisfacetowardsthewindowwherethekeeperofthewine-shopstoodlookingathim,awhite-hairedmansatonalowbench,stoopingforwardandverybusy,makingshoes.CHAPTERVITheShoemaker`GOODDAY!'saidMonsieurDefarge,lookingdownathewhiteheadthatbentlowovertheshoemaking.

Thisdialoguehadbeenheldinsoverylowawhisper,thatnotawordofithadreachedtheyounglady'sears.But,bythistimeshetrembledundersuchstrongemotion,andherfaceexpressedsuchdeepanxiety,and,aboveall,suchdreadandterror,thatMr.Lorryfeltitincumbentonhimtospeakawordortwoofreassurance.


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