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【STAR-321】誘惑オフィスレディやまぐちりく

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-26 18:33:30
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【STAR-321】誘惑オフィスレディやまぐちりく �


Connie'sfather,wherehepaidaflyingvisittoWragby,andinprivatetohisdaughter:AsforClifford'swriting,it'ssmart,butthere'snothinginit.Itwon'tlast!ConnielookedattheburlyScottishknightwhohaddonehimselfwellallhislife,andhereyes,herbig,still-wonderingblueeyesbecamevague.Nothinginit!Whatdidhemeanbynothinginit?Ifthecriticspraisedit,andClifford'snamewasalmostfamous,anditevenbroughtinmoney...whatdidherfathermeanbysayingtherewasnothinginClifford'swriting?Whatelsecouldtherebe?

CliffordmarriedConnie,nevertheless,andhadhismonth'shoneymoonwithher.Itwastheterribleyear1917,andtheywereintimateastwopeoplewhostandtogetheronasinkingship.Hehadbeenvirginwhenhemarried:andthesexpartdidnotmeanmuchtohim.Theyweresoclose,heandshe,apartfromthat.AndConnieexultedalittleinthisintimacywhichwasbeyondsex,andbeyondaman's`satisfaction`.Cliffordanyhowwasnotjustkeenonhis`satisfaction',assomanymenseemedtobe.No,theintimacywasdeeper,morepersonalthanthat.Andsexwasmerelyanaccident,oranadjunct,oneofthecuriousobsolete,organicprocesseswhichpersistedinitsownclumsiness,butwasnotreallynecessary.ThoughConniedidwantchildren:ifonlytofortifyheragainsthersister-in-lawEmma.

CliffordprofessedtolikeWragbybetterthanLondon.Thiscountryhadagrimwillofitsown,andthepeoplehadguts.Conniewonderedwhatelsetheyhad:certainlyneithereyesnorminds.Thepeoplewereashaggard,shapeless,anddrearyasthecountryside,andasunfriendly.Onlytherewassomethingintheirdeep-mouthedslurringofthedialect,andthethresh-threshoftheirhob-nailedpit-bootsastheytrailedhomeingangsontheasphaltfromwork,thatwasterribleandabitmysterious.

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

`Ahalf-virgin!'repliedClifford,translatingthephrasetobesureofit.

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

CliffordmarriedConnie,nevertheless,andhadhismonth'shoneymoonwithher.Itwastheterribleyear1917,andtheywereintimateastwopeoplewhostandtogetheronasinkingship.Hehadbeenvirginwhenhemarried:andthesexpartdidnotmeanmuchtohim.Theyweresoclose,heandshe,apartfromthat.AndConnieexultedalittleinthisintimacywhichwasbeyondsex,andbeyondaman's`satisfaction`.Cliffordanyhowwasnotjustkeenonhis`satisfaction',assomanymenseemedtobe.No,theintimacywasdeeper,morepersonalthanthat.Andsexwasmerelyanaccident,oranadjunct,oneofthecuriousobsolete,organicprocesseswhichpersistedinitsownclumsiness,butwasnotreallynecessary.ThoughConniedidwantchildren:ifonlytofortifyheragainsthersister-in-lawEmma.

`Howdoyoumean?DoIlivealone?I'vegotmyservant.He'saGreek,sohesays,andquiteincompetent.ButIkeephim.AndI'mgoingtomarry.Oh,yes,Imustmarry.'

TheChatterleys,twobrothersandasister,hadlivedcuriouslyisolated,shutinwithoneanotheratWragby,inspiteofalltheirconnexions.Asenseofisolationintensifiedthefamilytie,asenseoftheweaknessoftheirposition,asenseofdefencelessness,inspiteof,orbecauseof,thetitleandtheland.TheywerecutofffromthoseindustrialMidlandsinwhichtheypassedtheirlives.Andtheywerecutofffromtheirownclassbythebrooding,obstinate,shut-upnatureofSirGeoffrey,theirfather,whomtheyridiculed,butwhomtheyweresosensitiveabout.


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