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【TOG-009】本日宿泊可!!GIRL.12,13

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-27 10:06:59
Typefacelarge in Small

【TOG-009】本日宿泊可!!GIRL.12,13 �


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

'Ilivedlongagowithmama;butsheisgonetotheHolyVirgin.Mamausedtoteachmetodanceandsing,andtosayverses.Agreatmanygentlemenandladiescametoseemama,andIusedtodancebeforethem,ortositontheirkneesandsingtothem:Ilikedit.ShallIletyouhearmesingnow?'

Hefastenedthecardoor,climbedtohisownseatoutside,andwesetoff.Ourprogresswasleisurely,andgavemeampletimetoreflect;Iwascontenttobeatlengthsoneartheendofmyjourney;andasIleanedbackinthecomfortablethoughnotelegantconveyance,Imeditatedmuchatmyease.

FortunatelyIhadhadtheadvantageofbeingtaughtFrenchbyaFrenchlady;andasIhadalwaysmadeapointofconversingwithMadamePierrotasoftenasIcould,andhadbesides,duringthelastsevenyears,learntaportionofFrenchbyheartdaily-applyingmyselftotakepainswithmyaccent,andimitatingascloselyaspossiblethepronunciationofmyteacher,Ihadacquiredacertaindegreeofreadinessandcorrectnessinthelanguage,andwasnotlikelytobemuchatalosswithMademoiselleAdela.ShecameandshookhandswithmewhensheheardthatIwashergoverness;andasIledherintobreakfast,Iaddressedsomephrasestoherinherowntongue:sherepliedbrieflyatfirst,butafterwewereseatedatthetable,andshehadexaminedmesometenminuteswithherlargehazeleyes,shesuddenlycommencedchatteringfluently.

Ithankedherforherconsideratechoice,andasIreallyfeltfatiguedwithmylongjourney,expressedmyreadinesstoretire.Shetookhercandle,andIfollowedherfromtheroom.Firstshewenttoseeifthehall-doorwasfastened;havingtakenthekeyfromthelock,sheledthewayupstairs.Thestepsandbanisterswereofoak;thestaircasewindowwashighandlatticed;bothitandthelonggalleryintowhichthebedroomdoorsopenedlookedasiftheybelongedtoachurchratherthanahouse.Averychillandvault-likeairpervadedthestairsandgallery,suggestingcheerlessideasofspaceandsolitude;andIwasglad,whenfinallyusheredintomychamber,tofinditofsmalldimensions,andfurnishedinordinary,modernstyle.

'Well,but,leavinghislandoutofthequestion,doyoulikehim?Ishelikedforhimself?'

'Howdoyoudo,mydear?Iamafraidyouhavehadatediousride;Johndrivessoslowly;youmustbecold,cometothefire.'

'What!outalready?'saidshe.'Iseeyouareanearlyriser.'Iwentuptoher,andwasreceivedwithanaffablekissandshakeofthehand.

MyheartreallywarmedtotheworthyladyasIheardhertalk;andIdrewmychairalittlenearertoher,andexpressedmysincerewishthatshemightfindmycompanyasagreeableassheanticipated.


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