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【TNSD-010】わたしたち、緊縛症候群。

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-27 00:49:27
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【TNSD-010】わたしたち、緊縛症候群。 �


Theinstantshehadsweptoutoftheroomthespellherpresencealwayshaduponthemwasbroken.Thedoorhadscarcelyclosedbeforeeveryseatwasempty.Thelittlegirlsjumpedortumbledoutoftheirs;theolderoneswastednotimeindesertingtheirs.Therewasarushtowardtheboxes.Sarahadbentoveroneofthemwithadelightedface.

"TheLATECaptainCrewe!"shecriedout."TheLATE>!Youdon'tcometotellmethatCaptainCreweis--"

"Anydiamondmines?"ejaculatedMissMinchin,catchingatthebackofachairandfeelingasifasplendiddreamwasfadingawayfromher.

"Doyoumeantotellme,"shecriedout,"thatheleftNOTHING>!ThatSarawillhavenofortune!Thatthechildisabeggar!Thatsheisleftonmyhandsalittlepauperinsteadofanheiress?"

Mr.Barrowdidnotsitdownatonce.HisattentionseemedattractedbytheLastDollandthethingswhichsurroundedher.Hesettledhiseyeglassesandlookedattheminnervousdisapproval.TheLastDollherselfdidnotseemtomindthisintheleast.Shemerelysatuprightandreturnedhisgazeindifferently.

Ifshehadnotbeensofurious,shewouldhavebeentoodiscreettosayquitesomuch.Shesawherselfburdenedwithanextravagantlybrought-upchildwhomshehadalwaysresented,andshelostallself-control.

Mr.Barrowdidnotsitdownatonce.HisattentionseemedattractedbytheLastDollandthethingswhichsurroundedher.Hesettledhiseyeglassesandlookedattheminnervousdisapproval.TheLastDollherselfdidnotseemtomindthisintheleast.Shemerelysatuprightandreturnedhisgazeindifferently.

"Sara,"shesaid,"yourpapa'ssolicitor,Mr.Barrow,hascalledtoseeMissMinchin,and,asshemusttalktohimaloneandtherefreshmentsarelaidinherparlor,youhadallbettercomeandhaveyourfeastnow,sothatmysistercanhaveherinterviewhereintheschoolroom."

NowMissMinchinunderstood,andneverhadshereceivedsuchablowinherlife.Hershowpupil,hershowpatron,sweptawayfromtheSelectSeminaryatoneblow.Shefeltasifshehadbeenoutragedandrobbed,andthatCaptainCreweandSaraandMr.Barrowwereequallytoblame.


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