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【MSF-004】GekiFit

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-18 04:02:06
Typefacelarge in Small

【MSF-004】GekiFit �


Nextnoontidesawtheadmirablewomaninherusualplaceinthewine-shop,knittingawayassiduously.Aroselaybesideher,andifshenowandthenglancedattheflower,itwaswithnoinfractionofherusualpreoccupiedair.Therewereafewcustomers,drinkingornotdrinking,standingorseated,sprinkledabout.Thedaywasveryhot,andheapsofflies,whowereextendingtheirinquisitiveandadventurousperquisitionsintoalltheglutinouslittleglassesnearmadame,felldeadatthebottom.Theirdeceasemadenoimpressionontheotherfliesoutpromenading,wholookedattheminthecoolestmanner(asiftheythemselveswereelephants,orsomethingasfarremoved),untiltheymetthesamefate.Curioustoconsiderhowheedlessfliesare!--perhapstheythoughtasmuchatCourtthatsunnysummerday.

`Aprettypatterntoo!'

`Goodday!'answeredDefarge,drily.

`Goodday,Jacques!'thespyrepeated;withnotquitesomuchconfidence,orquitesoeasyasmileunderthestare.

AfigureenteringatthedoorthrewashadowonMadameDefargewhichshefelttobeanewone.Shelaiddownherknitting,andbegantopinherroseinherhead-dress,beforeshelookedatthefigure.

Havingmade,atleast,thisonehit,whateveritmightprovetobeworth,andnocustomerscomingintohelphimtoanyother,Mr.Barsadpaidforwhathehaddrunk,andtookhisleave:takingoccasiontosay,inagenteelmanner,beforehedeparted,thathelookedforwardtothepleasureofseeingMonsieurandMadameDefargeagain.ForsomeminutesafterhehademergedintotheouterpresenceofSaintAntoine,thehusbandandwiferemainedexactlyashehadleftthem,lestheshouldcomeback.

`Iamaccustomedtoit.'

Asthekeeperofthewine-shopenteredatthedoor,thespysalutedhimbytouchinghishat,andsaying,withanengagingsmile,`Goodday,Jacques!'Defargestoppedshort,andstaredathim.

`Youarefatigued,'saidmadame,raisingherglanceassheknottedthemoney.`Thereareonlytheusualodours.'


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