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【MIGD-272】ドリームウーマンDREAMWOMANVOL.75あゆむ

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-19 08:37:43
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【MIGD-272】ドリームウーマンDREAMWOMANVOL.75あゆむ �


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.

'Doyoulikehim?Ishegenerallyliked?'

OfcourseIdidnot-Ihadneverheardofhimbefore;buttheoldladyseemedtoregardhisexistenceasauniversallyunderstoodfact,withwhicheverybodymustbeacquaintedbyinstinct.

'Adele,'Iinquired,'withwhomdidyoulivewhenyouwereinthatprettycleantownyouspokeof?'

Shehadfinishedherbreakfast,soIpermittedhertogiveaspecimenofheraccomplishments.Descendingfromherchair,shecameandplacedherselfonmyknee;then,foldingherlittlehandsdemurelybeforeher,shakingbackhercurlsandliftinghereyestotheceiling,shecommencedsingingasongfromsomeopera.Itwasthestrainofaforsakenlady,who,afterbewailingtheperfidyofherlover,callspridetoheraid;desiresherattendanttodeckherinherbrightestjewelsandrichestrobes,andresolvestomeetthefalseonethatnightataball,andprovetohim,bythegaietyofherdemeanour,howlittlehisdesertionhasaffectedher.

'Oh!hischaracterisunimpeachable,Isuppose.Heisratherpeculiar,perhaps:hehastravelledagreatdeal,andseenagreatdealoftheworld,Ishouldthink.Idaresayheisclever,butIneverhadmuchconversationwithhim.'

'Tome?Blessyou,child;whatanidea!Tome!Iamonlythehousekeeper-themanager.TobesureIamdistantlyrelatedtotheRochestersbythemother'sside,oratleastmyhusbandwas;hewasaclergyman,incumbentofHay-thatlittlevillageyonderonthehill-andthatchurchnearthegateswashis.ThepresentMr.Rochester'smotherwasaFairfax,secondcousintomyhusband:butIneverpresumeontheconnection-infact,itisnothingtome;Iconsidermyselfquiteinthelightofanordinaryhousekeeper:myemployerisalwayscivil,andIexpectnothingmore.'

Iwasyetenjoyingthecalmprospectandpleasantfreshair,yetlisteningwithdelighttothecawingoftherooks,yetsurveyingthewide,hoaryfrontofthehall,andthinkingwhatagreatplaceitwasforonelonelylittledamelikeMrs.Fairfaxtoinhabit,whenthatladyappearedatthedoor.

'Mr.Rochester!'Iexclaimed.'Whoishe?'


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