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【FED-002】SlaveDoll

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-20 04:33:59
Typefacelarge in Small

【FED-002】SlaveDoll �


`Iamtheresurrectionandthelife,saiththeLord:hethatbelievethinme,thoughheweredead,yetshallhelive:andwhosoeverlivethandbelievethinme,shallneverdie.'Now,thatthestreetswerequiet,andthenightworeon,thewordswereintheechoesofhisfeet,andwereintheair.Perfectlycalmandsteady,hesometimesrepeatedthemtohimselfashewalked;but,heheardthemalways.

Asthegrinninglittlemanheldoutthepipehewassmoking,toexplainhowhetimedtheexecutioner,Cartonwassosensibleofarisingdesiretostrikethelifeoutofhim,thatheturnedaway.

`Thereplytothiswasmadebyhimwhohadspokensecond."Doctor,yourclientsarepeopleofcondition.Astothenatureofthecase,ourconfidenceinyourskillassuresusthatyouwillascertainitforyourselfbetterthanwecandescribeit.Enough.Willyoupleasetoenterthecarriage?"

`"ShehasaHusband,afather,andabrother?"

`Never.'

`Fromthetimeofouralightingattheoutergate(whichwefoundlocked,andwhichoneofthebrothershadopenedtoadmitus,andhadre-locked),Ihadheardcriesproceedingfromanupperchamber.Iwasconductedtothischamberstraight,thecriesgrowinglouderasweascendedthestairs,andIfoundapatientinahighfeverofthebrain,lyingonabed.

Defargewasproduced,whenthecourtwasquietenoughtoadmitofhisbeingheard,andrapidlyexpoundedthestoryoftheimprisonment,andofhishavingbeenamereboyintheDoctor'sservice,andoftherelease,andofthestateoftheprisonerwhenreleasedanddeliveredtohim.Thisshortexaminationfollowed,forthecourtwasquickwithitswork.`YoudidgoodserviceatthetakingoftheBastille,citizen?'`Ibelieveso.'

`Therewasnothinginthisactiontoattractmyparticularattention,forIhadseencommonpeoplestruckmorecommonlythandogs.But,theotherofthetwo,beingangrylike-wise,struckthemaninlikemannerwithhisarm;thelookandbearingofthebrotherswerethensoexactlyalike,thatIthenfirstperceivedthemtobetwinbrothers.

`Thecarriageleftthestreetsbehind,passedtheNorthBarrier,andemergeduponthecountryroad.Attwo-thirdsofaleaguefromtheBarrier--Ididnotestimatethedistanceatthattime,butafterwardswhenItraversedit--itstruckoutofthemainavenue,andpresentlystoppedatasolitaryhouse.Weallthreealighted,andwalked,byadampsoftfootpathinagardenwhereaneglectedfountainhadoverflowed,tothedoorofthehouse.Itwasnotopenedimmediately,inanswertotheringingofthebell,andoneofmytwoconductorsstruckthemanwhoopenedit,withhisheavyriding-glove,acrosstheface.


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