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【JF-535】SNOWAGAIN第2章光月夜也

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-23 15:36:30
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【JF-535】SNOWAGAIN第2章光月夜也 �


`Orboth,'saidDarnay.

Allthesetrivialincidentsbelongedtotheroutineoflife,andthereturnofmorning.Surely,notsotheringingofthegreathellofthechaateau,northerunningupanddownthestairs;northehurriedfiguresontheterrace;northebootingandtrampinghereandthereandeverywhere,northequicksaddlingofhorsesandridingaway?

`Issoughtbyanyothersuitor?'

`Iwellunderstandthat,withoutyou,Icouldhavenohope.Iwellunderstandthat,evenifMissManetteheldmeatthismomentinherinnocentheart--donotthinkIhavethepresumptiontoassumesomuch--Icouldretainnoplaceinitagainstherloveforherfather.'

`Itis,thatifMissManetteshouldbringtoyouatanytime,onherownpart,suchaconfidenceasIhaveventuredtolaybeforeyou,youwillbeartestimonytowhatIhavesaid,andtoyourbeliefinit.Ihopeyoumaybeabletothinksowellofme,astourgenoinfluenceagainstme.Isaynothingmoreofmystakeinthis;thisiswhatIask.TheconditiononwhichIaskit,andwhichyouhaveanundoubtedrighttorequire,Iwillobserveimmediately.'`Igivethepromise,'saidtheDoctor,`withoutanycondition.Ibelieveyourobjecttobe,purelyandtruthfully,asyouhavestatedit.Ibelieveyourintentionistoperpetuate,andnottoweaken,thetiesbetweenmeandmyotherandfardearerself.Ifsheshouldevertellmethatyouareessentialtoherperfecthappiness,Iwillgivehertoyou.Iftherewere--CharlesDarnay,iftherewere---'

`None.Asyet,none.

Heturnedtowardshiminhischair,butdidnotlookathim,orraisehiseyes.Hischindroppeduponhishand,andhiswhitehairovershadowedhisface:

`IsLuciethetopic?'

`Iwellunderstandthat,withoutyou,Icouldhavenohope.Iwellunderstandthat,evenifMissManetteheldmeatthismomentinherinnocentheart--donotthinkIhavethepresumptiontoassumesomuch--Icouldretainnoplaceinitagainstherloveforherfather.'


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