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【ZSRD-012】顔面騎乗列伝第二集

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-27 11:42:27
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【ZSRD-012】顔面騎乗列伝第二集 �


"Areyoulearningmebyheart,littleSara?"hesaid,strokingherhair.

"Shehassilkstockingson!"whisperedJessie,bendingoverhergeographyalso."Andwhatlittlefeet!Ineversawsuchlittlefeet."

ThenextdayhetookhertoMissMinchin'sandleftherthere.Hewastosailawaythenextmorning.HeexplainedtoMissMinchinthathissolicitors,Messrs.Barrow&Skipworth,hadchargeofhisaffairsinEnglandandwouldgiveheranyadviceshewanted,andthattheywouldpaythebillsshesentinforSara'sexpenses.HewouldwritetoSaratwiceaweek,andshewastobegiveneverypleasuresheaskedfor.

"YoumustintroducemeandIwillintroduceyou,"saidSara."ButIknewhertheminuteIsawher--soperhapssheknewme,too."

"Whatanoriginalchild!"shesaid."Whatadarlinglittlecreature!"

Helaughedatherold-fashionedspeechandkissedher.Hewasreallynotatallresignedhimself,thoughheknewhemustkeepthatasecret.HisquaintlittleSarahadbeenagreatcompaniontohim,andhefeltheshouldbealonelyfellowwhen,onhisreturntoIndia,hewentintohisbungalowknowingheneednotexpecttoseethesmallfigureinitswhitefrockcomeforwardtomeethim.Soheheldherverycloselyinhisarmsasthecabrolledintothebig,dullsquareinwhichstoodthehousewhichwastheirdestination.

Shewasachildfullofimaginingsandwhimsicalthoughts,andoneofherfancieswasthattherewouldbeagreatdealofcomfortinevenpretendingthatEmilywasaliveandreallyheardandunderstood.AfterMariettehaddressedherinherdark-blueschoolroomfrockandtiedherhairwithadark-blueribbon,shewenttoEmily,whosatinachairofherown,andgaveherabook.

"Yes,"saidCaptainCrewe,drawingSaraclose."Sheisadarlinglittlecreature.Takegreatcareofherforme,MissMinchin."

Sarastayedwithherfatherathishotelforseveraldays;infact,sheremainedwithhimuntilhesailedawayagaintoIndia.Theywentoutandvisitedmanybigshopstogether,andboughtagreatmanythings.Theybought,indeed,agreatmanymorethingsthanSaraneeded;butCaptainCrewewasarash,innocentyoungmanandwantedhislittlegirltohaveeverythingsheadmiredandeverythingheadmiredhimself,sobetweenthemtheycollectedawardrobemuchtoograndforachildofseven.Therewerevelvetdressestrimmedwithcostlyfurs,andlacedresses,andembroideredones,andhatswithgreat,softostrichfeathers,anderminecoatsandmuffs,andboxesoftinyglovesandhandkerchiefsandsilkstockingsinsuchabundantsuppliesthatthepoliteyoungwomenbehindthecounterswhisperedtoeachotherthattheoddlittlegirlwiththebig,solemneyesmustbeatleastsomeforeignprincess--perhapsthelittledaughterofanIndianrajah.


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