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【HP-010】HoneyPot10AOBA

Source global Wall Street Journal     time 2020-02-28 22:32:26
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【HP-010】HoneyPot10AOBA �


Ididnotlikere-enteringThornfield.Topassitsthresholdwastoreturntostagnation;tocrossthesilenthall,toascendthedarksomestaircase,toseekmyownlonelylittleroom,andthentomeettranquilMrs.Fairfax,andspendthelongwintereveningwithher,andheronly,wastoquellwhollythefaintexcitementwakenedbymywalk,-toslipagainovermyfacultiestheviewlessfettersofanuniformandtoostillexistence;ofanexistencewhoseveryprivilegesofsecurityandeaseIwasbecomingincapableofappreciating.Whatgooditwouldhavedonemeatthattimetohavebeentossedinthestormsofanuncertainstrugglinglife,andtohavebeentaughtbyroughandbitterexperiencetolongforthecalmamidstwhichInowrepined!Yes,justasmuchgoodasitwoulddoamantiredofsittingstillina'tooeasychair'totakealongwalk:andjustasnaturalwasthewishtostir,undermycircumstances,asitwouldbeunderhis.

WhileIpacedsoftlyon,thelastsoundIexpectedtohearinsostillaregion,alaugh,struckmyear.Itwasacuriouslaugh;distinct,formal,mirthless.Istopped:thesoundceased,onlyforaninstant;itbeganagain,louder:foratfirst,thoughdistinct,itwasverylow.Itpassedoffinaclamorouspealthatseemedtowakeanechoineverylonelychamber;thoughitoriginatedbutinone,andIcouldhavepointedoutthedoorwhencetheaccentsissued.

Thehallwasnotdark,noryetwasitlit,onlybythehigh-hungbronzelamp;awarmglowsuffusedbothitandthelowerstepsoftheoakstaircase.Thisruddyshineissuedfromthegreatdining-room,whosetwo-leaveddoorstoodopen,andshowedagenialfireinthegrate,glancingonmarblehearthandbrassfire-irons,andrevealingpurpledraperiesandpolishedfurniture,inthemostpleasantradiance.Itrevealed,too,agroupnearthemantelpiece:Ihadscarcelycaughtit,andscarcelybecomeawareofacheerfulminglingofvoices,amongstwhichIseemedtodistinguishthetonesofAdele,whenthedoorclosed.

Icame.'Excuseme,'hecontinued:'necessitycompelsmetomakeyouuseful.'Helaidaheavyhandonmyshoulder,andleaningonmewithsomestress,limpedtohishorse.Havingoncecaughtthebridle,hemastereditdirectlyandsprangtohissaddle;grimacinggrimlyashemadetheeffort,foritwrenchedhissprain.

'Didyouhearit?'Iagaininquired.

'No,Ihaveneverseenhim.'

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'Iamthegoverness.'

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