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【KS-8576】女子校生飼育日記

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-18 11:15:12
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【KS-8576】女子校生飼育日記 �


Shekisseshislips;hekisseshers;theysolemnlyblesseachother.Thesparehanddoesnottrembleashereleasesit;nothingworsethanasweet,brightconstancyisinthepatientface.Shegoesnextbeforehim-isgone;theknitting-womencountTwenty-Two.

Oneofthemostremarkablesufferersbythesameaxe--awoman--Hadaskedatthefootofthesamescaffold,notlongbefore,tobeallowedtowritedownthethoughtsthatwereinspiringher.Ifhehadgivenanutterancetohis,andtheywereprophetic,theywouldhavebeenthese:

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Withgentlysmilingjaws!'`I'msurethosearenottherightwords,'saidpoorAlice,andhereyesfilledwithtearsagainasshewenton,`ImustbeMabelafterall,andIshallhavetogoandliveinthatpokylittlehouse,andhavenexttonotoystoplaywith,andoh!eversomanylessonstolearn!No,I'vemadeupmymindaboutit;ifI'mMabel,I'llstaydownhere!It'llbenousetheirputtingtheirheadsdownandsaying"Comeupagain,dear!"Ishallonlylookupandsay"WhoamIthen?Tellmethatfirst,andthen,ifIlikebeingthatperson,I'llcomeup:ifnot,I'llstaydownheretillI'msomebodyelse"--but,ohdear!'criedAlice,withasuddenburstoftears,`IdowishtheyWOULDputtheirheadsdown!IamsoVERYtiredofbeingallalonehere!'Asshesaidthisshelookeddownatherhands,andwassurprisedtoseethatshehadputononeoftheRabbit'slittlewhitekidgloveswhileshewastalking.`HowCANIhavedonethat?'shethought.`Imustbegrowingsmallagain.'Shegotupandwenttothetabletomeasureherselfbyit,andfoundthat,asnearlyasshecouldguess,shewasnowabouttwofeethigh,andwasgoingonshrinkingrapidly:shesoonfoundoutthatthecauseofthiswasthefanshewasholding,andshedroppedithastily,justintimetoavoidshrinkingawayaltogether.`ThatWASanarrowescape!'saidAlice,agooddealfrightenedatthesuddenchange,butverygladtofindherselfstillinexistence;`andnowforthegarden!'andsheranwithallspeedbacktothelittledoor:but,alas!thelittledoorwasshutagain,andthelittlegoldenkeywaslyingontheglasstableasbefore,`andthingsareworsethanever,'thoughtthepoorchild,`forIneverwassosmallasthisbefore,never!AndIdeclareit'stoobad,thatitis!'Asshesaidthesewordsherfootslipped,andinanothermoment,splash!shewasuptoherchininsaltwater.Herfirstideawasthatshehadsomehowfallenintothesea,`andinthatcaseIcangobackbyrailway,'shesaidtoherself.(Alicehadbeentotheseasideonceinherlife,andhadcometothegeneralconclusion,thatwhereveryougotoontheEnglishcoastyoufindanumberofbathingmachinesinthesea,somechildrendigginginthesandwithwoodenspades,thenarowoflodginghouses,andbehindthemarailwaystation.)However,shesoonmadeoutthatshewasinthepooloftearswhichshehadweptwhenshewasninefeethigh.`IwishIhadn'tcriedsomuch!'saidAlice,assheswamabout,tryingtofindherwayout.`Ishallbepunishedforitnow,Isuppose,bybeingdrownedinmyowntears!ThatWILLbeaqueerthing,tobesure!However,everythingisqueerto-day.'Justthensheheardsomethingsplashingaboutinthepoolalittlewayoff,andsheswamnearertomakeoutwhatitwas:atfirstshethoughtitmustbeawalrusorhippopotamus,butthensherememberedhowsmallshewasnow,andshesoonmadeoutthatitwasonlyamousethathadslippedinlikeherself.`Woulditbeofanyuse,now,'thoughtAlice,`tospeaktothismouse?Everythingissoout-of-the-waydownhere,thatIshouldthinkverylikelyitcantalk:atanyrate,there'snoharmintrying.'Soshebegan:`OMouse,doyouknowthewayoutofthispool?Iamverytiredofswimmingabouthere,OMouse!'(Alicethoughtthismustbetherightwayofspeakingtoamouse:shehadneverdonesuchathingbefore,butsherememberedhavingseeninherbrother'sLatinGrammar,`Amouse--ofamouse--toamouse--amouse--Omouse!'TheMouselookedatherratherinquisitively,andseemedtohertowinkwithoneofitslittleeyes,butitsaidnothing.`Perhapsitdoesn'tunderstandEnglish,'thoughtAlice;`Idaresayit'saFrenchmouse,comeoverwithWilliamtheConqueror.'(For,withallherknowledgeofhistory,Alicehadnoveryclearnotionhowlongagoanythinghadhappened.)Soshebeganagain:`Ouestmachatte?'whichwasthefirstsentenceinherFrenchlesson-book.TheMousegaveasuddenleapoutofthewater,andseemedtoquiveralloverwithfright.`Oh,Ibegyourpardon!'criedAlicehastily,afraidthatshehadhurtthepooranimal'sfeelings.`Iquiteforgotyoudidn'tlikecats.'`Notlikecats!'criedtheMouse,inashrill,passionatevoice.`WouldYOUlikecatsifyouwereme?'`Well,perhapsnot,'saidAliceinasoothingtone:`don'tbeangryaboutit.AndyetIwishIcouldshowyouourcatDinah:Ithinkyou'dtakeafancytocatsifyoucouldonlyseeher.Sheissuchadearquietthing,'Alicewenton,halftoherself,assheswamlazilyaboutinthepool,`andshesitspurringsonicelybythefire,lickingherpawsandwashingherface--andsheissuchanicesoftthingtonurse--andshe'ssuchacapitaloneforcatchingmice--oh,Ibegyourpardon!'criedAliceagain,forthistimetheMousewasbristlingallover,andshefeltcertainitmustbereallyoffended.`Wewon'ttalkaboutheranymoreifyou'drathernot.'`Weindeed!'criedtheMouse,whowastremblingdowntotheendofhistail.`AsifIwouldtalkonsuchasubject!OurfamilyalwaysHATEDcats:nasty,low,vulgarthings!Don'tletmehearthenameagain!'`Iwon'tindeed!'saidAlice,inagreathurrytochangethesubjectofconversation.`Areyou--areyoufond--of--ofdogs?'TheMousedidnotanswer,soAlicewentoneagerly:`ThereissuchanicelittledognearourhouseIshouldliketoshowyou!Alittlebright-eyedterrier,youknow,withoh,suchlongcurlybrownhair!Andit'llfetchthingswhenyouthrowthem,andit'llsitupandbegforitsdinner,andallsortsofthings--Ican'trememberhalfofthem--anditbelongstoafarmer,youknow,andhesaysit'ssouseful,it'sworthahundredpounds!Hesaysitkillsalltheratsand--ohdear!'criedAliceinasorrowfultone,`I'mafraidI'veoffendeditagain!'FortheMousewasswimmingawayfromherashardasitcouldgo,andmakingquiteacommotioninthepoolasitwent.Soshecalledsoftlyafterit,`Mousedear!Docomebackagain,andwewon'ttalkaboutcatsordogseither,ifyoudon'tlikethem!'WhentheMouseheardthis,itturnedroundandswamslowlybacktoher:itsfacewasquitepale(withpassion,Alicethought),anditsaidinalowtremblingvoice,`Letusgettotheshore,andthenI'lltellyoumyhistory,andyou'llunderstandwhyitisIhatecatsanddogs.'Itwashightimetogo,forthepoolwasgettingquitecrowdedwiththebirdsandanimalsthathadfallenintoit:therewereaDuckandaDodo,aLoryandanEaglet,andseveralothercuriouscreatures.Aliceledtheway,andthewholepartyswamtotheshore.

`Heisgoingtopaytheforfeit:itwillbepaidinfiveminutesmore.Lethimbeatpeace.'Butthemancontinuingtoexclaim,`Down,Evrémonde!'thefaceofEvrémondeisforamomentturnedtowardshim.EvrémondethenseestheSpy,andlooksattentivelyathim,andgoeshisway.

`IseeBarsad,andCly,Defarge,TheVengeance,theJuryman,theJudge,longranksofthenewoppressorswhohaverisenonthedestructionoftheold,perishingbythisretributiveinstrument,beforeitshallceaseoutofitspresentuse.Iseeabeautifulcityandabrilliantpeople'risingfromthisabyss,and,intheirstrugglestobetrulyfree,intheirtriumphsanddefeats,throughlonglongyearstocome,Iseetheevilofthistimeandoftheprevioustimeofwhichthisisthenaturalbirth,graduallymakingexpiationforitselfandwearingout.

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`Blestifsheain'tinaqueercondition!'saidMr.Cruncher,moreandmoredisturbed.`Wotcanshehavebeenatakin',tokeephercourageup?Hark!There'stherollofthemdreadfulcarts!Youcanhearthat,miss?'


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