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【NFDM-406】もしもこんなドSコンビニ店員がいたら…

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-26 08:58:31
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【NFDM-406】もしもこんなドSコンビニ店員がいたら… �


`Nothingyet.'

Thevirtuousservant,RogerCly,sworehiswaythroughthecaseatagreatrate.Hehadtakenservicewiththeprisoner,ingoodfaithandsimplicity,fouryearsago.Hehadaskedtheprisoner,aboardtheCalaispacket,ifhewantedahandyfellow,andtheprisonerhadengagedhim.Hehadnotaskedtheprisonertotakethehandyfellowasanactofcharity--neverthoughtofsuchathing.Hebegantohavesuspicionsoftheprisoner,andtokeepaneyeuponhim,soonafterwards.Inarranginghisclothes,whiletravelling,hehadseensimilarliststotheseintheprisoner'spockets,overandoveragain.Hehadtakentheselistsfromthedraweroftheprisoner'sdesk.Hehadnotputthemtherefirst.HehadseentheprisonershowtheseidenticalliststoFrenchgentlemenatCalais,andsimilarliststoFrenchgentlemen,bothatCalaisandBoulogne.Helovedhiscountry,andcouldn'tbearit,andhadgiveninformation.Hehadneverbeensuspectedofstealingasilvertea-pot;hehadbeenmalignedrespectingamustard-pot,butitturnedouttobeonlyaplatedone.Hehadknownthelastwitnesssevenoreightyears;thatwasmerelyacoincidence.Hedidn'tcallitaparticularlycuriouscoincidence;mostcoincidenceswerecurious.Neitherdidhecallitacuriouscoincidencethattruepatriotismwashisonlymotivetoo.HewasatrueBriton,andhopedthereweremanylikehim.

`Ifhe'sfoundGuilty,youmeantosay?'Jerryadded,bywayofproviso.

`That'squartering,'saidJerry.`Barbarous!'

`Doesheresembleeitherofthesetwopassengers?'

`Mr.Lorry,lookoncemoreupontheprisoner.Haveyouseenhim,toyourcertainKnowledge,before?'

`Doesheresembleeitherofthesetwopassengers?'

Encampedataquarterbeforenine,ingoodtimetotouchhisthree-corneredhattotheoldestofmenastheypassedintoTellson's,JerrytookuphisstationonthiswindyMarchmorning,withyoungJerrystandingbyhim,whennotengagedinmakingforaysthroughtheBar,toinflictbodilyandmentalinjuriesofanacutedescriptiononpassingboyswhoweresmallenoughforhisamiablepurpose.Fatherandson,extremelylikeeachother,lookingsilentlyonatthemorningtrafficinFleet-street,withtheirtwoheadsasneartooneanotherasthetwoeyesofeachwere,boreaconsiderableresemblancetoapairofmonkeys.Theresemblancewasnotlessenedbytheaccidentalcircumstance,thatthematureJerrybitandspatoutstraw,whilethetwinklingeyesoftheyouthfulJerrywereasrestlesslywatchfulofhimasofeverythingelseinFleet-street.

`Witnesses.'


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