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【ADVSR-052】みだら泣き愛奴図鑑女芯悦獄33

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-28 22:27:12
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【ADVSR-052】みだら泣き愛奴図鑑女芯悦獄33 �


Overtheprisoner'sheadtherewasamirror,tothrowthelightdownuponhim.Crowdsofthewickedandthewretchedhadbeenreflectedinit,andhadpassedfromitssurfaceandthisearth'stogether.Hauntedinamostghastlymannerthatabominableplacewouldhavebeen,iftheglasscouldeverhaverenderedbackitsreflections,astheoceanisonedaytogiveupitsdead.Somepassingthoughtoftheinfamyanddisgraceforwhichithadbeenreserved,mayhavestrucktheprisoner'smind.Bethatasitmay,achangeinhispositionmakinghimconsciousofabaroflightacrosshisface,helookedup;andwhenhesawtheglasshisfaceflushed,andhisrighthandpushedtheherbsaway.

Theaccused,whowas(andwhoknewhewas)beingmentallyhanged,beheaded,andquartered,byeverybodythere,neitherflinchedfromthesituation,norassumedanytheatricalairinit.Hewasquietandattentive;watchedtheopeningproceedingswithagraveinterest;andstoodwithhishandsrestingontheslabofwoodbeforehim,socomposedly,thattheyhadnotdisplacedaleafoftheherbswithwhichitwasstrewn.Thecourtwasallbestrewnwithherbsandsprinkledwithvinegar,asaprecautionagainstgaolairandgaolfever.

`Mr.Lorry,lookagainupontheprisoner.Supposinghimwrappedupasthosetwopassengerswere,isthereanythinginhisbulkandstaturetorenderitunlikelythathewasoneofthem?'

`Well,well,'saidtheoldclerk;`weallhaveourvariouswaysofgainingalivelihood.Someofushavedampways,andsomeofushavedryways.Hereistheletter.Goalong.'

Jerry,themessenger,whohadmadehisownobservations,inhisownmanner,andwhohadbeensuckingtherustoffhisfingersinhisabsorption,stretchedhisnecktohearwhotheywere.Thecrowdabouthimhadpressedandpassedtheinquiryontothenearestattendant,andfromhimithadbeenmoreslowlypressedandpassedback;atlastitgottoJerry:

`Whathaveyougottodowithit,then,ifapersonmayinquire?'

Theobjectofallthisstaringandblaring,wasayoungmanofaboutfive-and-twenty,well-grownandwell-looking,withasunburntcheekandadarkeye.Hisconditionwasthatofayounggentleman.Hewasplainlydressedinblack,orverydarkgrey,andhishair,whichwaslonganddark,wasgatheredinaribbonatthebackofhisneck;moretobeoutofhiswaythanforornament.Asanemotionofthemindwillexpressitselfthroughanycoveringofthebody,sothepalenesswhichhissituationengenderedcamethroughthebrownuponhischeek,showingthesoultobestrongerthanthesun.Hewasotherwisequiteself-possessed,bowedtotheJudge,andstoodquiet.

Hadheeverbeenaspyhimself?No,hescornedthebaseinsinuation.Whatdidheliveupon?Hisproperty.Wherewashisproperty?Hedidn'tpreciselyrememberwhereitwas.Whatwasit?Nobusinessofanybody's.Hadheinheritedit?Yes,hehad.Fromwhom?Distantrelation.Verydistant?Rather.Everbeeninprison?Certainlynot.Neverinadebtors'prison?Didn'tseewhatthathadtodowithit.Neverinadebtors'prison?--Come,onceagain.Never?Yes.Howmanytimes?Twoorthreetimes.Notfiveorsix?Perhaps.Ofwhatprofession?Gentleman.Everbeenkicked?Mighthavebeen.Frequently?No.Everkickeddown-stairs?Decidedlynot;oncereceivedakickonthetopofastaircase,andfelldown-stairsofhisownaccord.Kickedonthatoccasionforcheatingatdice?Somethingtothateffectwassaidbytheintoxicatedliarwhocommittedtheassault,butitwasnottrue.Swearitwasnottrue?Positively.Everlivebycheatingatplay?Never.Everlivebyplay?Notmorethanothergentlemendo.Everborrowmoneyoftheprisoner?Yes.Everpayhim?No.Wasnotthisintimacywiththeprisoner,inrealityaveryslightone,forcedupontheprisonerincoaches,inns,andpackets?No.Surehesawtheprisonerwiththeselists?Certain.Knewnomoreaboutthelists?No.Hadnotprocuredthemhimself,forinstance?No.Expecttogetanythingbythisevidence?No.Notinregulargovernmentpayandemployment,tolaytraps?Ohdearno.Ortodoanything?Ohdearno.Swearthat?Overandoveragain.Nomotivesbutmotivesofsheerpatriotism?Nonewhatever.

Mr.Cruncher'seyesseemedtogetalittleclosertooneanother,andtointerchangetheinquiry,`Whatdoyouthinkofthis?'


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