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【JGAHO-005】息子と幸せに暮らす継母佐伯春菜

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【JGAHO-005】息子と幸せに暮らす継母佐伯春菜 �


`To-night?'saidthemenderofroads.

But,notforlong.Presently,thechateaubegantomakeitselfstrangelyvisiblebysomelightofitsown,asthoughitweregrowingluminous.Then,aflickeringstreakplayedbehindthearchitectureofthefront,pickingouttransparentplaces,andshowingwherebalustrades,arches,andwindowswere.Thenitsoaredhigher,andgrewbroaderandbrighter.Soon,fromascoreofthegreatwindows,flamesburstforth,andthestonefacesawakened,staredoutoffire.

`Tut!Nonsense,sir!--And,mydearCharles,'saidMr.Lorry,glancingattheHouseagain,`youaretoremember,thatgettingthingsoutofParisatthispresenttime,nomatterwhatthings,isnexttoanimpossibility.Papersandpreciousmatterswerethisverydaybroughttoushere(Ispeakinstrictconfidence;itisnotbusiness-liketowhisperit,eventoyou),bythestrangestbearersyoucapimagine,everyoneofwhomhadhisheadhangingonbyasinglehairashepassedtheBarriers.Atanothertime,ourparcelswouldcomeandgo,aseasilyasinbusiness-likeOldEngland;butnow,everythingisstopped.'

`MydearCharles,'saidMr.Lorry,withcheerfulconfidence,youtouchsomeofthereasonsformygoing:notformystayingaway.Itissafeenoughforme;nobodywillcaretointerferewithanoldfellowofharduponfour-scorewhentherearesomanypeopletheremuchbetterworthinterferingwith.Astoitsbeingadisorganisedcity,ifitwerenotadisorganisedcitytherewouldbenooccasiontosendsomebodyfromourHouseheretoourHousethere,whoknowsthecityandthebusiness,ofold,andisinTellson'sconfidence.Astotheuncertaintravelling,thelongjourney,andthewinterweather,ifIwerenotpreparedtosubmitmyselftoafewinconveniencesforthesakeofTellson's,afteralltheseyears,whooughttobe?'

Thenightdeepened.Thetreesenvironingtheoldchateau,keepingitssolitarystateapart,movedinarisingwind,asthoughtheythreatenedthepileofbuildingmassiveanddarkinthegloom.Upthetwoterraceflightsofstepstherainranwildly,andbeatatthegreatdoor,likeaswiftmessengerrousingthosewithin;uneasyrushesofwindwentthroughthehall,amongtheoldspearsandknives,andpassedlamentingupthestairs,andshookthecurtainsofthebedwherethelastMarquishadslept.East,West,North,andSouth,throughthewoods,fourheavy-treading,unkemptfigurescrushedthehighgrassandcrackedthebranches,stridingoncautiouslytocometogetherinthecourtyard.Fourlightsbrokeoutthere,andmovedawayindifferentdirections,andallwasblackagain.

Thewayfarersmokedhispipeout,putitinhisbreast,slippedoffhisgreatwoodenshoes,andlaydownonhisbackontheheapofstones.Hewasfastasleepdirectly.

Onthemarriagemorning,Dr.ManettehadmadeithisoneurgentandexpressrequesttoCharlesDarnay,thatthesecretofthisnameshouldbe--unlesshe,theDoctor,dissolvedtheobligation--keptinviolatebetweenthem.Nobodyelseknewittobehisname;hisownwifehadnosuspicionofthefact;Mr.Lorrycouldhavenone.

Monseigneur,asaclass,haddissociatedhimselffromthephenomenonofhisnotbeingappreciated:ofhisbeingsolittlewantedinFrance,astoincurconsiderabledangerofreceivinghisdismissalfromit,andthislifetogether.LikethefabledrusticwhoraisedtheDevilwithinfinitepains,andwassoterrifiedatthesightofhimthathecouldasktheEnemynoquestion,butimmediatelyfled;so,Monseigneur,afterboldlyreadingtheLord'sPrayerbackwardsforagreatnumberofyears,andperformingmanyotherpotentspellsforcompellingtheEvilOne,nosoonerbeheldhiminhisterrorsthanhetooktohisnobleheels.

Veryillateasewithhimself,andwithStryverandmostothermen,DarnaymadethebestofhiswayintothequietoftheTemple,openedtheletter,andreadit.Thesewereitscontents:`PrisonoftheAbbaye,Paris.June21,1792.


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