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【MDB-880】パリピギャルメイドのお掃除お宅訪問

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-17 03:53:42
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【MDB-880】パリピギャルメイドのお掃除お宅訪問 �


Soforseveralweeksabarrierstoodbetweenthem.WhentheymetbychanceSaralookedtheotherway,andErmengardefelttoostiffandembarrassedtospeak.Sometimestheynoddedtoeachotherinpassing,butthereweretimeswhentheydidnotevenexchangeagreeting.

"Andwillyoutellmeallaboutit?"shesaid."MayIcreepuphereatnight,wheneveritissafe,andhearthethingsyouhavemadeupintheday?Itwillseemasifweweremore`bestfriends'thanever."

"Whatareyoucryingfor,Ermengarde?"sheasked.

ButLottiewasadeterminedlittleperson.IfSarawouldnottellherwhereshelived,shewouldfindoutinsomeotherway.Shetalkedtohersmallcompanionsandhungabouttheeldergirlsandlistenedwhentheyweregossiping;andactinguponcertaininformationtheyhadunconsciouslyletdrop,shestartedlateoneafternoononavoyageofdiscovery,climbingstairsshehadneverknowntheexistenceof,untilshereachedtheatticfloor.Thereshefoundtwodoorsneareachother,andopeningone,shesawherbelovedSarastandinguponanoldtableandlookingoutofawindow.

Incourseoftimesherealizedthatifherwretchednesshadnotmadeherforgetthings,shewouldhaveknownthatpoor,dullErmengardewasnottobeblamedforherunready,awkwardways.Shewasalwaysawkward,andthemoreshefelt,themorestupidshewasgiventobeing.

"Yes,"shesaid,huggingherknees,"thatwillbeagoodplacetopretendabout.IamaprisonerintheBastille.Ihavebeenhereforyearsandyears--andyears;andeverybodyhasforgottenaboutme.MissMinchinisthejailer--andBecky"--asuddenlightaddingitselftotheglowinhereyes--"Beckyistheprisonerinthenextcell."

ThetruthwasthatshehadsavedherselfannoyanceseveraltimesbykeepinghereyeonLavinia,whowasquitereadytomakemischief,andwouldhavebeenratherpleasedtohavemadeitfortheex-showpupil.

"Idon'tknow,"Sarareplied."Howareyou?"

"Yes,"answeredSara,nodding."Adversitytriespeople,andminehastriedyouandprovedhowniceyouare."


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