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【EMAF-362】初撮り五十路20人II4時間

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-17 06:42:33
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【EMAF-362】初撮り五十路20人II4時間 �


'You'renoansofarfro'Thornfieldnow.'

'Willyouwalkthisway,ma'am?'saidthegirl;andIfollowedheracrossasquarehallwithhighdoorsallround:sheusheredmeintoaroomwhosedoubleilluminationoffireandcandleatfirstdazzledme,contrastingasitdidwiththedarknesstowhichmyeyeshadbeenfortwohoursinured;whenIcouldsee,however,acosyandagreeablepicturepresenteditselftomyview.

'TheownerofThornfield,'sherespondedquietly.'DidyounotknowhewascalledRochester?'

Whenweleftthedining-roomsheproposedtoshowmeovertherestofthehouse;andIfollowedherupstairsanddownstairs,admiringasIwent;forallwaswellarrangedandhandsome.ThelargefrontchambersIthoughtespeciallygrand:andsomeofthethird-storeyrooms,thoughdarkandlow,wereinterestingfromtheirairofantiquity.Thefurnitureonceappropriatedtothelowerapartmentshadfromtimetotimebeenremovedhere,asfashionschanged:andtheimperfectlightenteringbytheirnarrowcasementshowedbed-steadsofahundredyearsold;chestsinoakorwalnut,looking,withtheirstrangecarvingsofpalmbranchesandcherubs'heads,liketypesoftheHebrewark;rowsofvenerablechairs,high-backedandnarrow;stoolsstillmoreantiquated,onwhosecushionedtopswereyetapparenttracesofhalf-effacedembroideries,wroughtbyfingersthatfortwogenerationshadbeencoffin-dust.AlltheserelicsgavetothethirdstoreyofThornfieldHalltheaspectofahomeofthepast:ashrineofmemory.Ilikedthehush,thegloom,thequaintnessoftheseretreatsintheday;butIbynomeanscovetedanight'sreposeononeofthosewideandheavybeds:shutin,someofthem,withdoorsofoak;shaded,others,withwroughtoldEnglishhangingscrustedwiththickwork,portrayingeffigiesofstrangeflowers,andstrangerbirds,andstrangesthumanbeings,-allwhichwouldhavelookedstrange,indeed,bythepallidgleamofmoonlight.

'Willyouwalkthisway,ma'am?'saidthegirl;andIfollowedheracrossasquarehallwithhighdoorsallround:sheusheredmeintoaroomwhosedoubleilluminationoffireandcandleatfirstdazzledme,contrastingasitdidwiththedarknesstowhichmyeyeshadbeenfortwohoursinured;whenIcouldsee,however,acosyandagreeablepicturepresenteditselftomyview.

OfcourseIdidnot-Ihadneverheardofhimbefore;buttheoldladyseemedtoregardhisexistenceasauniversallyunderstoodfact,withwhicheverybodymustbeacquaintedbyinstinct.

'Willyouwalkthisway,ma'am?'saidthegirl;andIfollowedheracrossasquarehallwithhighdoorsallround:sheusheredmeintoaroomwhosedoubleilluminationoffireandcandleatfirstdazzledme,contrastingasitdidwiththedarknesstowhichmyeyeshadbeenfortwohoursinured;whenIcouldsee,however,acosyandagreeablepicturepresenteditselftomyview.

'SheisMr.Rochester'sward;hecommissionedmetofindabelieve.Hereshecomes,withher"bonne,"asshecallshernurse.'Theenigmathenwasexplained:thisaffableandkindlittlewidowwasnogreatdame;butadependantlikemyself.Ididnotlikehertheworseforthat;onthecontrary,Ifeltbetterpleasedthanever.Theequalitybetweenherandmewasreal;notthemereresultofcondescensiononherpart:somuchthebetter-mypositionwasallthefreer.

'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.'


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