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【D-734】ときめき女子校生シンドローム03

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-27 00:04:36
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【D-734】ときめき女子校生シンドローム03 �


'Ah!'criedshe,inFrench,'youspeakmylanguageaswellasMr.Rochesterdoes:IcantalktoyouasIcantohim,andsocanSophie.Shewillbeglad:nobodyhereunderstandsher:MadameFairfaxisallEnglish.Sophieismynurse;shecamewithmeovertheseainagreatshipwithachimneythatsmoked-howitdidsmoke!-andIwassick,andsowasSophie,andsowasMr.Rochester.Mr.Rochesterlaydownonasofainaprettyroomcalledthesalon,andSophieandIhadlittlebedsinanotherplace.Inearlyfelloutofmine;itwaslikeashelf.AndMademoiselle-whatisyourname?'

'Canyouunderstandherwhensherunsonsofast?'askedMrs.Fairfax.

'HowdoyoulikeThornfield?'sheasked.ItoldherIlikeditverymuch.

Asnugsmallroom;aroundtablebyacheerfulfire;anarm-chairhigh-backedandold-fashioned,whereinsattheneatestimaginablelittleelderlylady,inwidow'scap,blacksilkgown,andsnowymuslinapron;exactlylikewhatIhadfanciedMrs.Fairfax,onlylessstatelyandmilderlooking.Shewasoccupiedinknitting;alargecatsatdemurelyatherfeet;nothinginshortwaswantingtocompletethebeau-idealofdomesticcomfort.Amorereassuringintroductionforanewgovernesscouldscarcelybeconceived;therewasnograndeurtooverwhelm,nostatelinesstoembarrass;andthen,asIentered,theoldladygotupandpromptlyandkindlycameforwardtomeetme.

Ifoundmypupilsufficientlydocile,thoughdisinclinedtoapply:shehadnotbeenusedtoregularoccupationofanykind.Ifeltitwouldbeinjudicioustoconfinehertoomuchatfirst;so,whenIhadtalkedtoheragreatdeal,andgothertolearnalittle,andwhenthemorninghadadvancedtonoon,Iallowedhertoreturntohernurse.Ithenproposedtooccupymyselftilldinner-timeindrawingsomelittlesketchesforheruse.

FortunatelyIhadhadtheadvantageofbeingtaughtFrenchbyaFrenchlady;andasIhadalwaysmadeapointofconversingwithMadamePierrotasoftenasIcould,andhadbesides,duringthelastsevenyears,learntaportionofFrenchbyheartdaily-applyingmyselftotakepainswithmyaccent,andimitatingascloselyaspossiblethepronunciationofmyteacher,Ihadacquiredacertaindegreeofreadinessandcorrectnessinthelanguage,andwasnotlikelytobemuchatalosswithMademoiselleAdela.ShecameandshookhandswithmewhensheheardthatIwashergoverness;andasIledherintobreakfast,Iaddressedsomephrasestoherinherowntongue:sherepliedbrieflyatfirst,butafterwewereseatedatthetable,andshehadexaminedmesometenminuteswithherlargehazeleyes,shesuddenlycommencedchatteringfluently.

'Goodmorning,MissAdela,'saidMrs.Fairfax.'Comeandspeaktotheladywhoistoteachyou,andtomakeyouacleverwomansomeday.'Sheapproached.

'Iwish,'continuedthegoodlady,'youwouldaskheraquestionortwoaboutherparents:Iwonderifsheremembersthem?'

'Isuppose,'thoughtI,'judgingfromtheplainnessoftheservantandcarriage,Mrs.Fairfaxisnotaverydashingperson:somuchthebetter;Ineverlivedamongstfinepeoplebutonce,andIwasverymiserablewiththem.Iwonderifshelivesaloneexceptthislittlegirl;ifso,andifsheisinanydegreeamiable,Ishallsurelybeabletogetonwithher;Iwilldomybest;itisapitythatdoingone'sbestdoesnotalwaysanswer.AtLowood,indeed,Itookthatresolution,keptit,andsucceededinpleasing;butwithMrs.Reed,Iremembermybestwasalwaysspurnedwithscorn.IprayGodMrs.FairfaxmaynotturnoutasecondMrs.Reed;butifshedoes,Iamnotboundtostaywithher!lettheworstcometotheworst,Icanadvertiseagain.Howfarareweonourroadnow,Iwonder?'


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