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【TKD-35】お女将さん仁科りえ

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-27 00:58:43
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【TKD-35】お女将さん仁科りえ �


Butmeanwhiletherewashighcouncilbeingheldamongthewisestofthemall.Thestudentsandthinkerswhohadbeengatheringfactsfromusallthistime,collatingandrelatingthem,andmakinginferences,laidtheresultoftheirlaborsbeforethecouncil.

Wehadbeenlivingtheremorethanayear.Wehadlearnedtheirlimitedhistory,withitsstraight,smooth,upreachinglines,reachinghigherandgoingfasteruptothesmoothcomfortoftheirpresentlife.Wehadlearnedalittleoftheirpsychology,amuchwiderfieldthanthehistory,butherewecouldnotfollowsoreadily.Wewerenowwellusedtoseeingwomennotasfemalesbutaspeople;peopleofallsorts,doingeverykindofwork.

Well--itwashard.HewasmadlyinlovewithAlima,really;moresothanhehadeverbeenbefore,andtheirtempestuouscourtship,quarrels,andreconciliationshadfannedtheflame.Andthenwhenhesoughtbythatsupremeconquestwhichseemssonaturalathingtothattypeofman,toforcehertolovehimashermaster--tohavethesturdyathleticfuriouswomanriseupandmasterhim--sheandherfriends--itwasnowonderheraged.

"Bepatientwithme,dear,"sheurgedsweetly."Iknowitishardforyou.AndIbegintosee--alittle--howTerrywassodriventocrime."

"Ishallenjoyitall,"shesaid,hereyesstarrywithhope."Iunderstandit'snotlikeours.Icanseehowmonotonousourquietlifemustseemtoyou,howmuchmorestirringyoursmustbe.Itmustbelikethebiologicalchangeyoutoldmeaboutwhenthesecondsexwasintroduced--afargreatermovement,constantchange,withnewpossibilitiesofgrowth."

Jeffwasright.IoughttohavetoldhermorefullythanIdid,ofallthethingswehadtobeashamedof.Butitisveryhardtobridgethegulfofasdeepadifferenceasexistedbetweenourlifeandtheirs.Itriedto.

OfcourseIhadbeenhomesickatfirst,whilewewereprisoners,beforeIhadEllador.AndofcourseIhad,atfirst,ratheridealizedmycountryanditsways,indescribingit.Also,Ihadalwaysacceptedcertainevilsasintegralpartsofourcivilizationandneverdweltonthematall.EvenwhenItriedtotellhertheworst,Ineverrememberedsomethings--which,whenshecametoseethem,impressedheratonce,astheyhadneverimpressedme.Now,inmyeffortsatexplanation,IbegantoseebothwaysmorekeenlythanIhadbefore;toseethepainfuldefectsofmyownland,themarvelousgainsofthis.

Sheurgedmetobepatient,andIwaspatient.Yousee,Ilovedhersomuchthateventherestrictionsshesofirmlyestablishedleftmemuchhappiness.Wewerelovers,andthereissurelydelightenoughinthat.

"Oh,yes--Iknow.It'slikethoselittletropicalislandsyou'vetoldmeabout,shininglikejewelsinthebigbluesea--Ican'twaittoseethesea!Thelittleislandmaybeasperfectasagarden,butyoualwayswanttogetbacktoyourownbigcountry,don'tyou?Evenifitisbadinsomeways?"


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