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【ALD-249】あの特命○長に出演した女優達15人

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-20 16:04:52
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【ALD-249】あの特命○長に出演した女優達15人 �


Mr.Brocklehurstagainpaused-perhapsovercomebyhisfeelings.MissTemplehadlookeddownwhenhefirstbegantospeaktoher;butshenowgazedstraightbeforeher,andherface,naturallypaleasmarble,appearedtobeassumingalsothecoldnessandfixityofthatmaterial;especiallyhermouth,closedasifitwouldhaverequiredasculptor'schiseltoopenit,andherbrowsettledgraduallyintopetrifiedseverity.

OfmyownaccordIcouldnothavestirred;Iwasparalysed:butthetwogreatgirlswhosatoneachsideofme,setmeonmylegsandpushedmetowardsthedreadjudge,andthenMissTemplegentlyassistedmetohisveryfeet,andIcaughtherwhisperedcounsel-

'Barbara,'shesaidtotheservantwhoansweredit,'Ihavenotyethadtea;bringthetrayandplacecupsforthesetwoyoungladies.'

TherewasI,then,mountedaloft;I,whohadsaidIcouldnotbeartheshameofstandingonmynaturalfeetinthemiddleoftheroom,wasnowexposedtogeneralviewonapedestalofinfamy.Whatmysensationswere,nolanguagecandescribe;butjustastheyallrose,stiflingmybreathandconstrictingmythroat,agirlcameupandpassedme:inpassing,sheliftedhereyes.Whatastrangelightinspiredthem!Whatanextraordinarysensationthatraysentthroughme!Howthenewfeelingboremeup!Itwasasifamartyr,ahero,hadpassedaslaveorvictim,andimpartedstrengthinthetransit.Imasteredtherisinghysteria,liftedupmyhead,andtookafirmstandonthestool.HelenBurnsaskedsomeslightquestionsaboutherworkofMissSmith,waschiddenforthetrivialityoftheinquiry,returnedtoherplace,andsmiledatmeassheagainwentby.Whatasmile!Irememberitnow,andIknowthatitwastheeffluenceoffineintellect,oftruecourage;itlituphermarkedlineaments,herthinface,hersunkengreyeye,likeareflectionfromtheaspectofanangel.YetatthatmomentHelenBurnsworeonherarm'theuntidybadge;'scarcelyanhouragoIhadheardhercondemnedbyMissScatcherdtoadinnerofbreadandwateronthemorrowbecauseshehadblottedanexerciseincopyingitout.Suchistheimperfectnatureofman!suchspotsarethereonthediscoftheclearestplanet;andeyeslikeMissScatcherd'scanonlyseethoseminutedefects,andareblindtothefullbrightnessoftheorb.

TheseladiesweredeferentiallyreceivedbyMissTemple,asMrs.andtheMissesBrocklehurst,andconductedtoseatsofhonouratthetopoftheroom.Itseemstheyhadcomeinthecarriagewiththeirreverendrelative,andhadbeenconductingarummagingscrutinyoftheroomupstairs,whilehetransactedbusinesswiththehousekeeper,questionedthelaundress,andlecturedthesuperintendent.TheynowproceededtoaddressdiversremarksandreproofstoMissSmith,whowaschargedwiththecareofthelinenandtheinspectionofthedormitories:butIhadnotimetolistentowhattheysaid;othermatterscalledoffandenchainedmyattention.

'Youseesheisyetyoung;youobserveshepossessestheordinaryformofchildhood;GodhasgraciouslygivenhertheshapethatHehasgiventoallofus;nosignaldeformitypointsheroutasamarkedcharacter.WhowouldthinkthattheEvilOnehadalreadyfoundaservantandagentinher?Yetsuch,Igrievetosay,isthecase.'

'Madam,Mrs.Hardensaysshehassentuptheusualquantity.'

'Oh,verywell!'returnedMissTemple;'wemustmakeitdo,Barbara,Isuppose.'Andasthegirlwithdrewsheadded,smiling,'Fortunately,Ihaveitinmypowertosupplydeficienciesforthisonce.'

Shekissedme,andstillkeepingmeatherside(whereIwaswellcontentedtostandforIderivedachild'spleasurefromthecontemplationofherface,herdress,heroneortwoornaments,herwhiteforehead,herclusteredandshiningcurls,andbeamingdarkeyes),sheproceededtoaddressHelenBurns.


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