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【ISSD-063】ガチ◆レズSP2

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-20 03:18:54
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【ISSD-063】ガチ◆レズSP2 �


'Iamsoglad,'shecontinued,asshesatdownoppositetome,andtookthecatonherknee;'Iamsogladyouarecome;itwillbequitepleasantlivingherenowwithacompanion.Tobesureitispleasantatanytime;forThornfieldisafineoldhall,ratherneglectedoflateyearsperhaps,butstillitisarespectableplace;yetyouknowinwinter-timeonefeelsdrearyquitealoneinthebestquarters.Isayalone-Leahisanicegirltobesure,andJohnandhiswifeareverydecentpeople;butthenyouseetheyareonlyservants,andonecan'tconversewiththemontermsofequality:onemustkeepthematduedistance,forfearoflosingone'sauthority.I'msurelastwinter(itwasaverysevereone,ifyourecollect,andwhenitdidnotsnow,itrainedandblew),notacreaturebutthebutcherandpostmancametothehouse,fromNovembertillFebruary;andIreallygotquitemelancholywithsittingnightafternightalone;IhadLeahintoreadtomesometimes;butIdon'tthinkthepoorgirllikedthetaskmuch:shefeltitconfining.Inspringandsummeronegotonbetter:sunshineandlongdaysmakesuchadifference;andthen,justatthecommencementofthisautumn,littleAdelaVarenscameandhernurse:achildmakesahousealiveallatonce;andnowyouarehereIshallbequitegay.'

Irose;Idressedmyselfwithcare:obligedtobeplain-forIhadnoarticleofattirethatwasnotmadewithextremesimplicity-Iwasstillbynaturesolicitoustobeneat.ItwasnotmyhabittobedisregardfulofappearanceorcarelessoftheimpressionImade:onthecontrary,IeverwishedtolookaswellasIcould,andtopleaseasmuchasmywantofbeautywouldpermit.IsometimesregrettedthatIwasnothandsomer;Isometimeswishedtohaverosycheeks,astraightnose,andsmallcherrymouth;Idesiredtobetall,stately,andfinelydevelopedinfigure;IfeltitamisfortunethatIwassolittle,sopale,andhadfeaturessoirregularandsomarked.AndwhyhadItheseaspirationsandtheseregrets?Itwouldbedifficulttosay:Icouldnotthendistinctlysayittomyself;yetIhadareason,andalogical,naturalreasontoo.However,whenIhadbrushedmyhairverysmooth,andputonmyblackfrock-which,Quakerlikeasitwas,atleasthadthemeritoffittingtoanicety-andadjustedmycleanwhitetucker,IthoughtIshoulddorespectablyenoughtoappearbeforeMrs.Fairfax,andthatmynewpupilwouldnotatleastrecoilfrommewithantipathy.Havingopenedmychamberwindow,andseenthatIleftallthingsstraightandneatonthetoilettable,Iventuredforth.

AsIwasmeditatingonthisdiscovery,alittlegirl,followedbyherattendant,camerunningupthelawn.Ilookedatmypupil,whodidnotatfirstappeartonoticeme:shewasquiteachild,perhapssevenoreightyearsold,slightlybuilt,withapale,small-featuredface,andaredundancyofhairfallingincurlstoherwaist.

Sheconductedmetoherownchair,andthenbegantoremovemyshawlanduntiemybonnet-strings;Ibeggedshewouldnotgiveherselfsomuchtrouble.

'Iwish,'continuedthegoodlady,'youwouldaskheraquestionortwoaboutherparents:Iwonderifsheremembersthem?'

Traversingthelongandmattedgallery,Idescendedtheslipperystepsofoak;thenIgainedthehall:Ihaltedthereaminute;Ilookedatsomepicturesonthewalls(one,Iremember,representedagrimmaninacuirass,andonealadywithpowderedhairandapearlnecklace),atabronzelamppendentfromtheceiling,atagreatclockwhosecasewasofoakcuriouslycarved,andebonblackwithtimeandrubbing.Everythingappearedverystatelyandimposingtome;butthenIwassolittleaccustomedtograndeur.Thehall-door,whichwashalfofglass,stoodopen;Isteppedoverthethreshold.Itwasafineautumnmorning;theearlysunshoneserenelyonembrownedgrovesandstillgreenfields;advancingontothelawn,Ilookedupandsurveyedthefrontofthemansion.Itwasthreestoreyshigh,ofproportionsnotvast,thoughconsiderable:agentleman'smanor-house,notanobleman'sseat:battlementsroundthetopgaveitapicturesquelook.Itsgreyfrontstoodoutwellfromthebackgroundofarookery,whosecawingtenantswerenowonthewing:theyflewoverthelawnandgroundstoalightinagreatmeadow,fromwhichthesewereseparatedbyasunkfence,andwhereanarrayofmightyoldthorntrees,strong,knotty,andbroadasoaks,atonceexplainedtheetymologyofthemansion'sdesignation.Fartheroffwerehills:notsoloftyasthoseroundLowood,norsocraggy,norsolikebarriersofseparationfromthelivingworld;butyetquietandlonelyhillsenough,andseemingtoembraceThornfieldwithaseclusionIhadnotexpectedtofindexistentsonearthestirringlocalityofMillcote.Alittlehamlet,whoseroofswereblentwithtrees,straggledupthesideofoneofthesehills;thechurchofthedistrictstoodnearerThornfield:itsoldtower-toplookedoveraknollbetweenthehouseandgates.

'Yes,andshejustusedtosayitinthisway:"Qu'avezvousdonc?luiditundecesrats;parlez!"Shemademeliftmyhand-so-toremindmetoraisemyvoiceatthequestion.NowshallIdanceforyou?'

Shepointedtoawidearchcorrespondingtothewindow,andhunglikeitwithaTyrian-dyedcurtain,nowloopedup.Mountingtoitbytwobroadsteps,andlookingthrough,IthoughtIcaughtaglimpseofafairyplace,sobrighttomynovice-eyesappearedtheviewbeyond.Yetitwasmerelyaveryprettydrawing-room,andwithinitaboudoir,bothspreadwithwhitecarpets,onwhichseemedlaidbrilliantgarlandsofflowers;bothceiledwithsnowymouldingsofwhitegrapesandvine-leaves,beneathwhichglowedinrichcontrastcrimsoncouchesandottomans;whiletheornamentsonthepaleParianmantelpiecewereofsparklingBohemianglass,rubyred;andbetweenthewindowslargemirrorsrepeatedthegeneralblendingofsnowandfire.

Afterbreakfast,AdeleandIwithdrewtothelibrary,whichroom,itappears,Mr.Rochesterhaddirectedshouldbeusedastheschoolroom.Mostofthebookswerelockedupbehindglassdoors;buttherewasonebookcaseleftopencontainingeverythingthatcouldbeneededinthewayofelementaryworks,andseveralvolumesoflightliterature,poetry,biography,travels,afewromances,etc.Isupposehehadconsideredthatthesewereallthegovernesswouldrequireforherprivateperusal;and,indeed,theycontentedmeamplyforthepresent;comparedwiththescantypickingsIhadnowandthenbeenabletogleanatLowood,theyseemedtoofferanabundantharvestofentertainmentandinformation.Inthisroom,too,therewasacabinetpiano,quitenewandofsuperiortone;alsoaneaselforpaintingandapairofglobes.


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