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【MDE-036】和の誘い

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-29 20:18:45
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【MDE-036】和の誘い �


"No--ye-es!"shesaid."Butitistooshortforher.Shehasonlytheoldblackvelvet,andshehasoutgrownit."

ShehadalwaysmadeMissMinchinfeelsecretlyuncomfortable,andshedidsonow.ShedidnotspeakwithrudenesssomuchaswithacoldsteadinesswithwhichMissMinchinfeltitdifficulttocope--perhapsbecausesheknewshewasdoingaheartlessandinhumanthing.

"Youhavebeenthereallthetime,listening,"saidMissMinchin.

Shehadputon,withoutMariette'shelp,thecast-asideblack-velvetfrock.Itwastooshortandtight,andherslenderlegslookedlongandthin,showingthemselvesfrombeneaththebriefskirt.Asshehadnotfoundapieceofblackribbon,hershort,thick,blackhairtumbledlooselyaboutherfaceandcontrastedstronglywithitspallor.SheheldEmilytightlyinonearm,andEmilywasswathedinapieceofblackmaterial.

"Whatisthat!"sheexclaimedangrily.Theloud,sobbingsniffwasheardagain,andshestoopedandraisedthehangingfoldsofthetablecover.

Sarastoodstilljustamoment,lookingather.Inheryoungsoul,shewasthinkingdeepandstrangethings.Thensheturnedtoleavetheroom.

"YouaretosleepintheatticnexttoBecky."

Sarakeptherbig,strangeeyesfixedonher,andsaidnotaword.

"Yes,miss,youare,"shecried,andherwordswereallbroken."Whats'ever'appenstoyou--whats'ever--you'dbeaprincessallthesame--an'nothin'couldn'tmakeyounothin'different."


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