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【SPS-028】制服ロマンスほしのあすか

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-28 23:32:10
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【SPS-028】制服ロマンスほしのあすか �


TheseladiesweredeferentiallyreceivedbyMissTemple,asMrs.andtheMissesBrocklehurst,andconductedtoseatsofhonouratthetopoftheroom.Itseemstheyhadcomeinthecarriagewiththeirreverendrelative,andhadbeenconductingarummagingscrutinyoftheroomupstairs,whilehetransactedbusinesswiththehousekeeper,questionedthelaundress,andlecturedthesuperintendent.TheynowproceededtoaddressdiversremarksandreproofstoMissSmith,whowaschargedwiththecareofthelinenandtheinspectionofthedormitories:butIhadnotimetolistentowhattheysaid;othermatterscalledoffandenchainedmyattention.

'Never,'Ithought;andardentlyIwishedtodie.Whilesobbingoutthiswishinbrokenaccents,someoneapproached:Istartedup-againHelenBurnswasnearme;thefadingfiresjustshowedhercomingupthelong,vacantroom;shebroughtmycoffeeandbread.

Iresolved,inthedepthofmyheart,thatIwouldbemostmoderate-mostcorrect;and,havingreflectedafewminutesinordertoarrangecoherentlywhatIhadtosay,Itoldherallthestoryofmysadchildhood.Exhaustedbyemotion,mylanguagewasmoresubduedthanitgenerallywaswhenitdevelopedthatsadtheme;andmindfulofHelen'swarningsagainsttheindulgenceofresentment,Iinfusedintothenarrativefarlessofgallandwormwoodthanordinary.Thusrestrainedandsimplified,itsoundedmorecredible:IfeltasIwentonthatMissTemplefullybelievedme.

'Imustberesponsibleforthecircumstance,sir,'repliedMissTemple:'thebreakfastwassoillpreparedthatthepupilscouldnotpossiblyeatit;andIdarednotallowthemtoremainfastingtilldinner-time.'

'Naturally!Yes,butwearenottoconformtonature;IwishthesegirlstobethechildrenofGrace:andwhythatabundance?IhaveagainandagainintimatedthatIdesirethehairtobearrangedclosely,modestly,plainly.MissTemple,thatgirl'shairmustbecutoffentirely;Iwillsendabarbertomorrow:andIseeotherswhohavefartoomuchoftheexcrescence-thattallgirl,tellhertoturnround.Tellallthefirstformtoriseupanddirecttheirfacestothewall.'

'JuliaSevern,ma'am!Andwhyhasshe,oranyother,curledhair?Why,indefianceofeverypreceptandprincipleofthishouse,doessheconformtotheworldsoopenly-hereinanevangelical,charitableestablishment-astowearherhaironemassofcurls?'

'Isitallover?'sheasked,lookingdownatmyface.'Haveyoucriedyourgriefaway?'

Ihadfinished:MissTempleregardedmeafewminutesinsilence;shethensaid-

'Oh,verywell!'returnedMissTemple;'wemustmakeitdo,Barbara,Isuppose.'Andasthegirlwithdrewsheadded,smiling,'Fortunately,Ihaveitinmypowertosupplydeficienciesforthisonce.'


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