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【PPW-038】小さな女の子147cmりな

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-24 00:29:36
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【PPW-038】小さな女の子147cmりな �


'Oaunt!havepity!forgiveme!Icannotendureit-letmebepunishedsomeotherway!Ishallbekilledif-'

Bessiehadbeendownintothekitchen,andshebroughtupwithheratartonacertainbrightlypaintedchinaplate,whosebirdofparadise,nestlinginawreathofconvolvuliandrosebuds,hadbeenwonttostirinmeamostenthusiasticsenseofadmiration;andwhichplateIhadoftenpetitionedtobeallowedtotakeinmyhandinordertoexamineitmoreclosely,buthadalwayshithertobeendeemedunworthyofsuchaprivilege.Thispreciousvesselwasnowplacedonmyknee,andIwascordiallyinvitedtoeatthecircletofdelicatepastryuponit.Vainfavour!coming,likemostotherfavourslongdeferredandoftenwishedfor,toolate!Icouldnoteatthetart;andtheplumageofthebird,thetintsoftheflowers,seemedstrangelyfaded:Iputbothplateandtartaway.BessieaskedifIwouldhaveabook:thewordbookactedasatransientstimulus,andIbeggedhertofetchGulliver'sTravelsfromthelibrary.ThisbookIhadagainandagainperusedwithdelight.Iconsidereditanarrativeoffacts,anddiscoveredinitaveinofinterestdeeperthanwhatIfoundinfairytales:forastotheelves,havingsoughttheminvainamongfox-gloveleavesandbells,undermushroomsandbeneaththeground-ivymantlingoldwall-nooks,Ihadatlengthmadeupmymindtothesadtruth,thattheywereallgoneoutofEnglandtosomesavagecountrywherethewoodswerewilderandthicker,andthepopulationmorescant;whereas,LilliputandBrobdingnagbeing,inmycreed,solidpartsoftheearth'ssurface,IdoubtednotthatImightoneday,bytakingalongvoyage,seewithmyowneyesthelittlefields,houses,andtrees,thediminutivepeople,thetinycows,sheep,andbirdsoftheonerealm;andthecorn-fields,forest-high,themightymastiffs,themonstercats,thetower-likemenandwomen,oftheother.Yet,whenthischerishedvolumewasnowplacedinmyhand-whenIturnedoveritsleaves,andsoughtinitsmarvellouspicturesthecharmIhad,tillnow,neverfailedtofind-allwaseerieanddreary;thegiantsweregauntgoblins,thepigmiesmalevolentandfearfulimps,Gulliveramostdesolatewandererinmostdreadanddangerousregions.Iclosedthebook,whichIdarednolongerperuse,andputitonthetable,besidetheuntastedtart.

'Foronething,Ihavenofatherormother,brothersorsisters.'

Mr.Lloydasecondtimeproducedhissnuff-box.

CHAPTERIII

'Shehasscreamedoutonpurpose,'declaredAbbot,insomedisgust.'Andwhatascream!Ifshehadbeeningreatpainonewouldhaveexcusedit,butsheonlywantedtobringusallhere:Iknowhernaughtytricks.'

Sarahcamebackwithher;theybothwenttobed;theywerewhisperingtogetherforhalfanhourbeforetheyfellasleep.Icaughtscrapsoftheirconversation,fromwhichIwasableonlytoodistinctlytoinferthemainsubjectdiscussed.

Upwherethemoorsspreadandgreyrocksarepiled?

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