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【NFDM-406】もしもこんなドSコンビニ店員がいたら…

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-20 17:15:35
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【NFDM-406】もしもこんなドSコンビニ店員がいたら… �


'Well,'Iaskedimpatiently,'isnotMrs.Reedahard-hearted,badwoman?'

'How?Idon'tunderstand.'

'Helen.'

BeforethelonghourandahalfofprayersandBible-readingwasover,Ifeltreadytoperishwithcold.Breakfast-timecameatlast,andthismorningtheporridgewasnotburnt;thequalitywaseatable,thequantitysmall.Howsmallmyportionseemed!Iwishedithadbeendoubled.

Helenwastalkingtoherselfnow:shehadforgottenIcouldnotverywellunderstandher-thatIwasignorant,ornearlyso,ofthesubjectshediscussed.Irecalledhertomylevel.

'Andcrossandcruel,'Iadded;butHelenBurnswouldnotadmitmyaddition:shekeptsilence.

DuringJanuary,February,andpartofMarch,thedeepsnows,and,aftertheirmelting,thealmostimpassableroads,preventedourstirringbeyondthegardenwalls,excepttogotochurch;butwithintheselimitswehadtopassanhoureverydayintheopenair.Ourclothingwasinsufficienttoprotectusfromtheseverecold:wehadnoboots,thesnowgotintoourshoesandmeltedthere:ourunglovedhandsbecamenumbedandcoveredwithchilblains,aswereourfeet:IrememberwellthedistractingirritationIenduredfromthiscauseeveryevening,whenmyfeetinflamed;andthetortureofthrustingtheswelled,raw,andstifftoesintomyshoesinthemorning.Thenthescantysupplyoffoodwasdistressing:withthekeenappetitesofgrowingchildren,wehadscarcelysufficienttokeepaliveadelicateinvalid.Fromthisdeficiencyofnourishmentresultedanabuse,whichpressedhardlyontheyoungerpupils:wheneverthefamishedgreatgirlshadanopportunity,theywouldcoaxormenacethelittleonesoutoftheirportion.ManyatimeIhavesharedbetweentwoclaimantsthepreciousmorselofbrownbreaddistributedatteatime;andafterrelinquishingtoathirdhalfthecontentsofmymugofcoffee,Ihaveswallowedtheremainderwithanaccompanimentofsecrettears,forcedfrommebytheexigencyofhunger.

'Yetitwouldbeyourdutytobearit,ifyoucouldnotavoidit:itisweakandsillytosayyoucannotbearwhatitisyourfatetoberequiredtobear.'

'Youwillchangeyourmind,Ihope,whenyougrowolder:asyetyouarebutalittleuntaughtgirl.'


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