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【CCC-232】ギロチンにかけられ身動きできないまま人格が崩壊するまで激しく責められ続ける女たち10人4時間

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-28 22:50:04
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【CCC-232】ギロチンにかけられ身動きできないまま人格が崩壊するまで激しく責められ続ける女たち10人4時間 �


`Sofar,wehavespokenbeforethesetwo,becauseitwasaswellthatthemeritsofthecardsshouldnotrestsolelybetweenyouandme.Comeintothedarkroomhere,andletushaveonefinalwordalone.'CHAPTERIXTheGameMadeWHILESydneyCartonandtheSheepoftheprisonswereintheadjoiningdarkroom,speakingsolowthatnotasoundwasheard,Mr.LorrylookedatJerryinconsiderabledoubtandmistrust.Thathonesttradesman'smannerofreceivingthelook,didnotinspireconfidence;hechangedthelegonwhichherested,asoftenasifhehadfiftyofthoselimbs,andweretryingthemall;heexaminedhisfinger-nailswithaveryquestionableclosenessofattention;andwheneverMr.Lorry'seyecaughthis,hewastakenwiththatpeculiarkindofshortcoughrequiringthehollowofahandbeforeit,whichisseldom,ifever,knowntobeaninfirmityattendantonperfectopennessofcharacter.

`Now,whatIwouldhumblyoffertoyou,sir,'pursuedMr.Cruncher,`evenifitwosso,whichIdon'tsayitis---'

Thesmoothmannerofthespy,curiouslyindissonancewithhisostentatiouslyroughdress,andprobablywithhisusualdemeanour,receivedsuchacheckfromtheinscrutabilityofCarton,--whowasamysterytowiserandhonestermenthanhe,--thatitfalteredhereandfailedhim.Whilehewasataloss,Cartonsaid,resuminghisformerairofcontemplatingcards:

Thoughhesaidthelastwords,withaslipintohisusualmanner,therewasatruefeelingandrespectbothinhistoneandinhistouch,thatMr.Lorry,whohadneverseenthebettersideofhim,waswhollyunpreparedfor.Hegavehimhishand,andCartongentlypressedit.

Mr.Lorry'seyeswereagainattractedtohisface.Takingnoteofthewastedairwhichcloudedthenaturallyhandsomefeatures,andhavingtheexpressionofprisoners'facesfreshinhismind,hewasstronglyremindedofthatexpression.

`ToreturntopoorDarnay,'saidCarton.`Don'ttellHerofthisinterview,orthisarrangement.ItwouldnotenableHertogotoseehim.Shemightthinkitwascontrived,incaseoftheworst,toconveytohimthemeansofanticipatingthesentence.'

`Yes.AsIwastellingyoulastnightwhenLuciecameinsounexpectedly,IhaveatlengthdoneallthatIcandohere.Ihopedtohavelefttheminperfectsafety,andthentohavequittedPass.IhavemyLeavetoPass.Iwasreadytogo.'

`Youhavebeenusefulallyourlife;steadilyandconstantlyoccupied;trusted,respected,andlookedupto?'

`Youareagoodmanandatruefriend,'saidCarton,inanalteredvoice.`ForgivemeifInoticethatyouareaffected.Icouldnotseemyfatherweep,andsitby,careless.AndIcouldnotrespectyoursorrowmore,ifyou,weremyfather.Youarefreefromthatmisfortune,however.


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