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【MKMP-210】極みの企画50作4時間BEST

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-24 00:50:01
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【MKMP-210】極みの企画50作4時間BEST �


Hisrelativestreatedherquitekindly.Sheknewthatthekindlinessindicatedalackoffear,andthatthesepeoplehadnorespectforyouunlessyoucouldfrightenthemalittle.Butagainshehadnocontact.Sheletthembekindlyanddisdainful,sheletthemfeeltheyhadnoneedtodrawtheirsteelinreadiness.Shehadnorealconnexionwiththem.

`Itsoundslikegoingtohaveyourtonsilscut,'laughedConnie.`Willitbeaneffort?'

Michaelisobviouslywasn'tanEnglishman,inspiteofallthetailors,hatters,barbers,bootersoftheverybestquarterofLondon.No,no,heobviouslywasn'tanEnglishman:thewrongsortofflattish,palefaceandbearing;andthewrongsortofgrievance.Hehadagrudgeandagrievance:thatwasobvioustoanytrue-bornEnglishgentleman,whowouldscorntoletsuchathingappearblatantinhisowndemeanour.PoorMichaelishadbeenmuchkicked,sothathehadaslightlytail-between-the-legslookevennow.Hehadpushedhiswaybysheerinstinctandsheerereffronteryontothestageandtothefrontofit,withhisplays.Hehadcaughtthepublic.Andhehadthoughtthekickingdayswereover.Alas,theyweren't...Theyneverwouldbe.Forhe,inasense,askedtobekicked.Hepinedtobewherehedidn'tbelong...amongtheEnglishupperclasses.Andhowtheyenjoyedthevariouskickstheygotathim!Andhowhehatedthem!

`Andyouthinkit'sawriterofpopularplaysthatyou'vegottobe?'askedConnie.

Cliffordleftthemalone,andshelearnttodothesame:shejustwentbywithoutlookingatthem,andtheystaredasifshewereawalkingwaxfigure.Whenhehadtodealwiththem,Cliffordwasratherhaughtyandcontemptuous;onecouldnolongeraffordtobefriendly.Infacthewasaltogetherrathersuperciliousandcontemptuousofanyonenotinhisownclass.Hestoodhisground,withoutanyattemptatconciliation.Andhewasneitherlikednordislikedbythepeople:hewasjustpartofthings,likethepit-bankandWragbyitself.

`TryanAmerican,'saidClifford.

Cliffordhadquiteanumberoffriends,acquaintancesreally,andheinvitedthemtoWragby.Heinvitedallsortsofpeople,criticsandwriters,peoplewhowouldhelptopraisehisbooks.AndtheywereflatteredatbeingaskedtoWragby,andtheypraised.Connieunderstooditallperfectly.Butwhynot?Thiswasoneofthefleetingpatternsinthemirror.Whatwaswrongwithit?

`Andyouthinkit'sawriterofpopularplaysthatyou'vegottobe?'askedConnie.

Thethreehadsaidtheywouldalllivetogetheralways.ButnowHerbertwasdead,andSirGeoffreywantedCliffordtomarry.SirGeoffreybarelymentionedit:hespokeverylittle.Buthissilent,broodinginsistencethatitshouldbesowashardforCliffordtobearupagainst.


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