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【DCPA-001】cos-pleparty

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-20 03:31:10
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【DCPA-001】cos-pleparty �


`Doyouliveherequitealone?'sheasked.

Herladyshiplapsedintocontemplativesilence,soothedbythebrandy.

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Herbodywasgoingmeaningless,goingdullandopaque,somuchinsignificantsubstance.Itmadeherfeelimmenselydepressedandhopeless.Whathopewasthere?Shewasold,oldattwenty-seven,withnogleamandsparkleintheflesh.Oldthroughneglectanddenial,yes,denial.Fashionablewomenkepttheirbodiesbrightlikedelicateporcelain,byexternalattention.Therewasnothinginsidetheporcelain;butshewasnotevenasbrightasthat.Thementallife!Suddenlyshehateditwitharushingfury,theswindle!

ConniegazedatCliffordcontemplatively.Shesawinhimthepeculiartightrebuffagainstanyoneofthelowerclasseswhomightbereallyclimbingup,whichsheknewwascharacteristicofhisbreed.

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AsenseofrebellionsmoulderedinConnie.Whatwasthegoodofitall?Whatwasthegoodofhersacrifice,herdevotingherlifetoClifford?Whatwassheserving,afterall?Acoldspiritofvanity,thathadnowarmhumancontacts,andthatwasascorruptasanylow-bornJew,incravingforprostitutiontothebitch-goddess,Success.EvenClifford'scoolandcontactlessassurancethathebelongedtotherulingclassdidn'tpreventhistonguelollingoutofhismouth,ashepantedafterthebitch-goddess.Afterall,Michaeliswasreallymoredignifiedinthematter,andfar,farmoresuccessful.Really,ifyoulookedcloselyatClifford,hewasabuffoon,andabuffoonismorehumiliatingthanabounder.

`Imagineifwefloatedliketobaccosmoke,'saidConnie.

`IhopeIam;naturally,'shesaid.`Anyhowthefuture'sgoingtohavemoresense,andawomanneedn'tbedraggeddownbyherfunctions.'


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