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【UD-369R】エロマンオフィスレディー2

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【UD-369R】エロマンオフィスレディー2 �


`Oh,quite!You'vegottogetin.Youcandonothingifyouarekeptoutside.You'vegottobeatyourwayin.Onceyou'vedonethat,youcan'thelpit.'

Michaelisobviouslywasn'tanEnglishman,inspiteofallthetailors,hatters,barbers,bootersoftheverybestquarterofLondon.No,no,heobviouslywasn'tanEnglishman:thewrongsortofflattish,palefaceandbearing;andthewrongsortofgrievance.Hehadagrudgeandagrievance:thatwasobvioustoanytrue-bornEnglishgentleman,whowouldscorntoletsuchathingappearblatantinhisowndemeanour.PoorMichaelishadbeenmuchkicked,sothathehadaslightlytail-between-the-legslookevennow.Hehadpushedhiswaybysheerinstinctandsheerereffronteryontothestageandtothefrontofit,withhisplays.Hehadcaughtthepublic.Andhehadthoughtthekickingdayswereover.Alas,theyweren't...Theyneverwouldbe.Forhe,inasense,askedtobekicked.Hepinedtobewherehedidn'tbelong...amongtheEnglishupperclasses.Andhowtheyenjoyedthevariouskickstheygotathim!Andhowhehatedthem!

Hisrelativestreatedherquitekindly.Sheknewthatthekindlinessindicatedalackoffear,andthatthesepeoplehadnorespectforyouunlessyoucouldfrightenthemalittle.Butagainshehadnocontact.Sheletthembekindlyanddisdainful,sheletthemfeeltheyhadnoneedtodrawtheirsteelinreadiness.Shehadnorealconnexionwiththem.

Wragbywasalonglowoldhouseinbrownstone,begunaboutthemiddleoftheeighteenthcentury,andaddedonto,tillitwasawarrenofaplacewithoutmuchdistinction.Itstoodonaneminenceinaratherlineoldparkofoaktrees,butalas,onecouldseeintheneardistancethechimneyofTevershallpit,withitscloudsofsteamandsmoke,andonthedamp,hazydistanceofthehilltherawstraggleofTevershallvillage,avillagewhichbeganalmostattheparkgates,andtrailedinutterhopelessuglinessforalongandgruesomemile:houses,rowsofwretched,small,begrimed,brickhouses,withblackslateroofsforlids,sharpanglesandwilful,blankdreariness.

Hethoughtforamoment,thenflushedveryred.Hewasangryandoffended.

`There,exactly!'hesaid,turningtoherinasuddenflash.`There'snothinginit!There'snothinginpopularity.There'snothinginthepublic,ifitcomestothat.There'snothingreallyinmyplaystomakethempopular.It'snotthat.Theyjustareliketheweather...thesortthatwillhavetobe...forthetimebeing.'

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ButCliffordwasreallyextremelyshyandself-consciousnowhewaslamed.Hehatedseeinganyoneexceptjustthepersonalservants.Forhehadtositinawheeledchairorasortofbath-chair.Neverthelesshewasjustascarefullydressedasever,byhisexpensivetailors,andheworethecarefulBondStreetnecktiesjustasbefore,andfromthetophelookedjustassmartandimpressiveasever.Hehadneverbeenoneofthemodernladylikeyoungmen:ratherbucoliceven,withhisruddyfaceandbroadshoulders.Buthisveryquiet,hesitatingvoice,andhiseyes,atthesametimeboldandfrightened,assuredanduncertain,revealedhisnature.Hismannerwasoftenoffensivelysupercilious,andthenagainmodestandself-effacing,almosttremulous.

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