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【OKSN-048】お母さんと僕のあの日の思い出内田美奈子

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-27 12:46:03
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【OKSN-048】お母さんと僕のあの日の思い出内田美奈子 �


Thiswasnotthepink-walledtownwehadsorashlyenteredthedaybefore.Ourchamberwashighup,inaprojectingwingofasortofcastle,builtoutonasteepspurofrock.Immediatelybelowusweregardens,fruitfulandfragrant,buttheirhighwallsfollowedtheedgeofthecliffwhichdroppedsheerdown,wecouldnotseehowfar.Thedistantsoundofwatersuggestedariveratthefoot.

Thenwemadeasearchofthebigroomagainandfoundalargeairycloset,holdingplentyofclothing,butnotours.

Wehadnoneedtomakepatheticpantomimeofhunger;thesmallertableswerealreadylaidwithfood,andweweregravelyinvitedtobeseated.Thetablesweresetfortwo;eachofusfoundourselvesplacedvis-a-viswithoneofourhosts,andeachtablehadfiveotherstalwartsnearby,unobtrusivelywatching.Wehadplentyoftimetogettiredofthosewomen!

Weallconcurredonthispoint,andreturnedtoourdiscussionastothewomen.

"Nowthen,"Terryproclaimed,"we'vehadafinelongsleep--we'vehadagoodbath--we'reclothedandinourrightminds,thoughfeelinglikealotofneuters.Doyouthinkthesehighlycivilizedladiesaregoingtogiveusanybreakfast?"

ButJeffwasgettingonexcellenttermswithhistutor,andevenhisguards,andsowasI.Itinterestedmeprofoundlytonoteandstudythesubtledifferencebetweenthesewomenandotherwomen,andtrytoaccountforthem.Inthematterofpersonalappearance,therewasagreatdifference.Theyallworeshorthair,somefewinchesatmost;somecurly,somenot;alllightandcleanandfresh-looking.

Ontheotherhand,whattheylackedinexperience,theymadeupforingenius.Suchsubtleunderstanding,suchinstantrecognitionofourdifficulties,andreadinesstomeetthem,wereaconstantsurprisetous.

"Man-Country!Doyoureallybelievetherearenomenhere,youinnocent?Don'tyouknowtheremustbe?"demandedTerry.

Themostprominentsensationwasofabsolutephysicalcomfort.Iwaslyinginaperfectbed:long,broad,smooth;firmlysoftandlevel;withthefinestlinen,somewarmlightquiltofblanket,andacounterpanethatwasajoytotheeye.Thesheetturneddownsomefifteeninches,yetIcouldstretchmyfeetatthefootofthebedfreebutwarmlycovered.


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