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【MTD-002】candygirl一色かずみ

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-20 09:54:05
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【MTD-002】candygirl一色かずみ �


`Almosteighteenyears.

Thecoffee-roomhadnootheroccupant,thatforenoon,thanthegentlemaninbrown.Hisbreakfast-tablewasdrawnbeforethefire,andashesat,withitslightshiningonhim,waitingforthemeal,hesatsostill,thathemighthavebeensittingforhisportrait.

Abottleofgoodclaretafterdinnerdoesadiggerintheredcoalsnoharm,otherwisethanasithasatendencytothrowhimoutofwork.Mr.Lorryhadbeenidlealoandhadjustpouredouthislastglassfulofwinecompleteanappearanceofsatisfactionasisevertobefoundinanelderlygentlemanofafreshcomplexionwhohasgottotheendofabottle,whenarattlingofwheelscameupthenarrowstreet,andrumbledintotheinn-yard.

Themessengerrodebackataneasytrot,stoppingprettyoftenatale-housesbythewaytodrink,butevincingtendencytokeephisowncounsel,andtokeephishatcockedoverhiseyes.Hehadeyesthatassortedverywellwiththatdecoration,beingofasurfaceblack,withnodepthinthecolourorform,andmuchtooneartogether--asiftheywereafraidofbeingfoundoutinsomething,singly,iftheykepttoofarapart.Theyhadasinisterexpression,underanoldcocked-hatlikeathree-corneredspittoon,andoveragreatmufflerforthechinandthroat,whichdescendednearlytothewearer'sknees.Whenhestoppedfordrink,hemovedthismufflerwithhislefthand,onlywhilehepouredhisliquorinwithhisright;assoonasthatwasdone,hemuffledagain.

Tellson'sBankhadarunuponitinthemail.Asthebankpassenger--withanarmdrawnthroughtheleathernstrap,whichdidwhatlayinittokeephimfrompoundingagainstthenextpassenger,anddrivinghimintohiscomer,wheneverthecoachgotaspecialjolt--noddedinhisplace,withhalf-shuteyes,thelittlecoach-windows,andthecoach-lampdimlygleamingthroughthem,andthebulkybundleofoppositepassenger,becamethebank,anddidagreatstrokeofbusiness.Therattleoftheharnesswasthechinkofmoney,andmoredraftswerehonouredinfiveminutesthanevenTellson's,withallitsforeignandhomeconnexion,everpaidinthricethetime.Thenthestrong-roomsunderground,atTellson's,withsuchoftheirvaluablestoresandsecretsaswereknowntothepassenger(anditwasnotalittlethatheknewaboutthem),openedbeforehim,andhewentinamongthemwiththegreatkeysandthefeebly-burningcandle,andfoundthemsafe,andstrong,andsound,andstill,justashehadlastseenthem.

`Yes,sir.WehaveoftentimesthehonourtoentertainyourgentlemenintheirtravellingbackwardsandforwardsbetwixtLondonandParis,sir.Avastdealoftravelling,sir,inTellsonandCompany'sHouse.'

WhenMr.Lorryhadfinishedhisbreakfast,hewentoutforastrollonthebeach.Thelittlenarrow,crookedtownofDoverhiditselfawayfromthebeach,andranitsheadintothechalkcliffs,likeamarineostrich.Thebeachwasadesertofheapsofseaandstonestumblingwildlyabout,andtheseadidwhatitliked,andwhatitlikedwasdestruction.Itthunderedatthetown,andthunderedatthecliffs,andbroughtthecoastdown,madly.Theairamongthehouseswasofsostrongapiscatoryflavourthatonemighthavesupposedsickfishwentuptobedippedinit,assickpeoplewentdowntobedippedinthesea.Alittlefishingwasdoneintheport,andaquantityofstrollingaboutbynight,andlookingseaward:particularlyatthosetimeswhenthetidemade,andwasnearflood.Smalltradesmen,whodidnobusinesswhatever,sometimesunaccountablyrealisedlargefortunes,anditwasremarkablethatnobodyintheneighbourhoodcouldendurealamplighter.

Abottleofgoodclaretafterdinnerdoesadiggerintheredcoalsnoharm,otherwisethanasithasatendencytothrowhimoutofwork.Mr.Lorryhadbeenidlealoandhadjustpouredouthislastglassfulofwinecompleteanappearanceofsatisfactionasisevertobefoundinanelderlygentlemanofafreshcomplexionwhohasgottotheendofabottle,whenarattlingofwheelscameupthenarrowstreet,andrumbledintotheinn-yard.

`--respectingthesmallpropertyofmypoorfather,whomIneversaw--solongdead---'


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