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【ZONO-053】おじいちゃんの悪戯あざみねね

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-24 16:32:36
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【ZONO-053】おじいちゃんの悪戯あざみねね �


Wrappedupcarefullytopreserveitfromdamageanddry-rotwastheoldfamilycradle,ofrosewood.Shehadtounwrapit,tolookatit.Ithadacertaincharm:shelookedatitalongtime.

`Ofcourse!ItwillonlylieheretillDoomsday.Ifyouwon'thaveit,I'llsendittotheDuchessaswellasthepictures,andshedoesn'tdeservesomuch.Dohaveit!'

ConniewassortingoutoneoftheWragbylumberrooms.Therewereseveral:thehousewasawarren,andthefamilyneversoldanything.SirGeoffery'sfatherhadlikedpicturesandSirGeoffery'smotherhadlikedcinquecentofurniture.SirGeofferyhimselfhadlikedoldcarvedoakchests,vestrychests.Soitwentonthroughthegenerations.Cliffordcollectedverymodernpictures,atverymoderateprices.

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ButMrsBoltonwasconvinced,ifitdidcome,itwouldbeSirClifford'schild.Sothere!

ButeveniftheygotclearofSirCliffordandofhisownwife,eveniftheygotclear,whatweretheygoingtodo?Whatwashe,himselfgoingtodo?Whatwashegoingtodowithhislife?Forhemustdosomething.Hecouldn'tbeamerehanger-on,onhermoneyandhisownverysmallpension.

Andagain,therewasthewage-squabble.Havinglivedamongtheowningclasses,heknewtheutterfutilityofexpectinganysolutionofthewage-squabble.Therewasnosolution,shortofdeath.Theonlythingwasnottocare,nottocareaboutthewages.

Hegotupagainandwentout,towardstheparkgatesthistime:thenslowlyalongthepathtowardsthehouse.Itwasnearlyfouro'clock,stillclearandcold,butnosignofdawn.Hewasusedtothedark,hecouldseewell.

`Comeon,lass,'hesaidtothedog.`We'rebestoutside.'


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