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【HLMY-001】若妻たちの熱い唇

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-23 01:02:22
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【HLMY-001】若妻たちの熱い唇 �


"Commeelleestdrole!"Mariettesaidtoherself,andwhenshewentdownstairsshetoldtheheadhousemaidaboutit.Butshehadalreadybeguntolikethisoddlittlegirlwhohadsuchanintelligentsmallfaceandsuchperfectmanners.Shehadtakencareofchildrenbeforewhowerenotsopolite.Sarawasaveryfinelittleperson,andhadagentle,appreciativewayofsaying,"Ifyouplease,Mariette,""Thankyou,Mariette,"whichwasverycharming.Mariettetoldtheheadhousemaidthatshethankedherasifshewasthankingalady.

"Ineversawsuchafunny,old-fashionedchild,sister,"shesaid."Shehaslockedherselfin,andsheisnotmakingtheleastparticleofnoise."

AftershehadknownMissMinchinlongershelearnedwhyshehadsaidit.Shediscoveredthatshesaidthesamethingtoeachpapaandmammawhobroughtachildtoherschool.

"Itismuchbetterthanifshekickedandscreamed,assomeofthemdo,"MissMinchinanswered."Iexpectedthatachildasmuchspoiledassheiswouldsetthewholehouseinanuproar.Ifeverachildwasgivenherownwayineverything,sheis."

WhenSaraenteredtheschoolroomthenextmorningeverybodylookedatherwithwide,interestedeyes.Bythattimeeverypupil--fromLaviniaHerbert,whowasnearlythirteenandfeltquitegrownup,toLottieLegh,whowasonlyjustfourandthebabyoftheschool--hadheardagreatdealabouther.TheyknewverycertainlythatshewasMissMinchin'sshowpupilandwasconsideredacredittotheestablishment.OneortwoofthemhadevencaughtaglimpseofherFrenchmaid,Mariette,whohadarrivedtheeveningbefore.LaviniahadmanagedtopassSara'sroomwhenthedoorwasopen,andhadseenMarietteopeningaboxwhichhadarrivedlatefromsomeshop.

"No,"sheanswered."Iknowyoubyheart.Youareinsidemyheart."Andtheyputtheirarmsroundeachotherandkissedasiftheywouldneverleteachothergo.

"Iwanthertolookasifshewasn'tadollreally,"Sarasaid."IwanthertolookasifsheLISTENSwhenItalktoher.Thetroublewithdolls,papa"--andsheputherheadononesideandreflectedasshesaidit--"thetroublewithdollsisthattheyneverseemtoHEAR>."Sotheylookedatbigonesandlittleones--atdollswithblackeyesanddollswithblue--atdollswithbrowncurlsanddollswithgoldenbraids,dollsdressedanddollsundressed.

Sarastayedwithherfatherathishotelforseveraldays;infact,sheremainedwithhimuntilhesailedawayagaintoIndia.Theywentoutandvisitedmanybigshopstogether,andboughtagreatmanythings.Theybought,indeed,agreatmanymorethingsthanSaraneeded;butCaptainCrewewasarash,innocentyoungmanandwantedhislittlegirltohaveeverythingsheadmiredandeverythingheadmiredhimself,sobetweenthemtheycollectedawardrobemuchtoograndforachildofseven.Therewerevelvetdressestrimmedwithcostlyfurs,andlacedresses,andembroideredones,andhatswithgreat,softostrichfeathers,anderminecoatsandmuffs,andboxesoftinyglovesandhandkerchiefsandsilkstockingsinsuchabundantsuppliesthatthepoliteyoungwomenbehindthecounterswhisperedtoeachotherthattheoddlittlegirlwiththebig,solemneyesmustbeatleastsomeforeignprincess--perhapsthelittledaughterofanIndianrajah.

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