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【NCAC-026】五十路母の手ほどき

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-29 02:20:48
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【NCAC-026】五十路母の手ほどき �


"Yousee,"saidSara.

"Itdoesnot--meltaway,"shepanted."Oh,Ineverhadsuchadreambefore."Shescarcelydaredtostir;butatlastshepushedthebedclothesaside,andputherfeetonthefloorwitharapturoussmile.

Shesprangup,touchedthetable,thedishes,therug;shewenttothebedandtouchedtheblankets.Shetookupthesoftwaddeddressing-gown,andsuddenlyclutchedittoherbreastandheldittohercheek.

Theblazingfiredrewhertoit,andshekneltdownandheldoutherhandsclosetoit--soclosethattheheatmadeherstartback.

Shesprangup,touchedthetable,thedishes,therug;shewenttothebedandtouchedtheblankets.Shetookupthesoftwaddeddressing-gown,andsuddenlyclutchedittoherbreastandheldittohercheek.

WhenSarawenttobedshefoundthatshehadanewthickmattressandbigdownypillows.HeroldmattressandpillowhadbeenremovedtoBecky'sbedstead,and,consequently,withtheseadditionsBeckyhadbeensuppliedwithunheard-ofcomfort.

"Well,Ithinkit'shorrid,"shesaid."They'venorighttostarvehertodeath."

OnthisnightBeckysatonacushionuponthehearthrugandhadacupandsaucerofherown.

"Yes,MissMinchin,"Saraanswered;butassheturnedawayherheartleapedwiththememoryofwhatyesterdayhadbeen."IftheMagichadnotsavedmejustintime,"shethought,"howhorribleitwouldhavebeen!"


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